Protective Effect of Peppermint on the Toxicity Induced by Blue Green Algae in Poultry

Authors

  • Gehan B. A.Youssef
  • Elzoghby R.R
  • Reda EL Kammar
  • Walaa S ElDin
  • Rania M Waheed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17504

Keywords:

Blue green algae- peppermint -protective effect- liver, heart

Abstract

This study was done on 5 groups of poultry chicks from one day up to 45 days of age. We used
blue green algae as source of feed additives added to the water and ration in addition to peppermint
to evaluate the protective effect of peppermint against the toxicity induced by the blue green algae.
The administration of blue green algae in chicken food and water caused hepato- and cardio toxicity
indicated by significant increase in liver (ALT and AST) and heart enzymes (CK and LDH) and decrease
in MDA and CAT. The algae showed histopathological alterations in the liver in form of congestion in
the central vein, degeneration in the hepatic cords and circumscribed areas of lymphocytic infiltrations
between the hepatic cords. While it was mild in heart tissues as it showed also lymphocytic infiltration
and congestion of myocardial blood vessels. The biochemical parameters were corrected except the CK
and LDH. The histopathological alterations were corrected by the addition of peppermint.

Author Biographies

Gehan B. A.Youssef

Forensic Medicine dept,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Benha University, New Valley Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine,

Elzoghby R.R

New valley faculty of veterinary medicine. New valley University Egypt 

Reda EL Kammar

Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Pharmacology Dept.,Egypt

Walaa S ElDin

Histology Dept,Physiology dept, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Benha University, New Valley Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Egypt

Rania M Waheed

Forensic Medicine dept,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Benha University, New Valley Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, Egypt

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Gehan B. A.Youssef, Elzoghby R.R, Reda EL Kammar, Walaa S ElDin, & Rania M Waheed. (2021). Protective Effect of Peppermint on the Toxicity Induced by Blue Green Algae in Poultry. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 509–519. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17504