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ISSN: 2637-4749

Concepts of Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Review Article(ISSN: 2637-4749)

Daniellia Oliveri Leaf Extract: A Review on The Effect on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Caeca Microbial Population and Blood Profile of Broiler Chickens

Volume 4 - Issue 2

Alagbe JO*

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    • Department of Animal Science, University of Abuja, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Alagbe J O Department of Animal Science, University of Abuja, Nigeria

Received: January 03, 2021;   Published: January 21, 2021

DOI: 10.32474/CDVS.2021.04.000183

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Medicinal plants contain bioactive chemicals which are capable of producing a positive physiological action in the body of human and animals and they represent a great potential for the discovery and development of drugs. The present review focuses on the effect of Daniellia oliveri leaf extract on growth performance, carcass characteristics, caeca microbial population and blood profile of broiler chicken. Daniellia oliveri extract has significant therapeutic effects including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, hepato-protective, anti-nociceptive, cytotoxic, neuroprotective, chemoprotective, antispasmodic, antifungal, hypolipidemic and hypotensive activity. It is also loaded with minerals, vitamins, amino acids and phytochemicals conferring it the ability to perform multiple biological activity. The extract is relatively cheap, effective, and safe and could be used as an alternative to antibiotics. It can be concluded that Daniellia oliveri leaf extract could be used to bridge the gap between food safety and production. Thus, preventing environmental contamination and high case of diseases.

Keywords:Daniellia oliveri; food safety; carcass; phytochemicals; performance; microbes

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