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EFFICACY OF GENTAMICIN AFTER INTRAYOLK ADMINISTRATION IN EXPERIMENT ALLY INDUCED OMPHALITIS IN BROILER CHICKS

Muhammad Ashraf, Qamar Arif and Kashif Aziz Khan1

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore

Abstract   

    A study was conducted to observe the effect of intrayolk injection of gentamicin on experimentally induced omphalitis in broiler chicks. Escherichia coli was injected into yolk sac to induce omphalitis and treatment was done by intrayolk injection of gentamicin. Results showed that mortality decreased and feed intake increased after treatment, Intrayolk injection of antibiotics is suggested as an alternative to oral administration for the treatment of omphalitis in chicks.

Key words: Omphalitis, intrayolk injection, gentamicin, broiler chicks
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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