Effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel extract on salmonella enteritidis colonization in broiler chicks  [2006]

Kanlaya Chuachan(Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen (Thailand). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dept. of Medicine) Jiroj Sasipreeyajan(Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand). Faculty of Veterinary Sciences. Department of Veterinary Medicine) Nantavan Bunyapraphatsara(Mahidol University, Bangkok (Thailand). Faculty of Pharmacy. Dept. of Pharmacognosy)

Access the full text:

Dry pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel were powdered and extracted by maceration in 95 percent ethyl alcohol. Then the extract was filtered and evaporated under vacuum. The crude extract was evaluated for its efficacy against Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in broiler chicks. Each chick was orally inoculated with 10**(4) colony-forming units of SE at 3-day-old. Crude extract was given at 12.5 or 25 mg/brid for 3 times, 24 hrs between each, by crop gavage. Birds received the crude extract 24 hrs before or 24 hrs after receiving the SE. All birds were killed at 7 days of age. Rate of Salmonella group D isolation from ceca of each treatment was compared. The results revealed that birds which received the crude extract before receiving the SE had the significantly lowest isolation rate.

Other subjects

  • plant extracts
  • pomegranates
  • peel
  • salmonella enteritidis
  • inhibition
  • chicks
  • broiler chickens

From the journal

Warasan Sattawaphaetthayasat Mokho

ISSN : 0858-2297