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Indian J Exp Biol. 2006 Sep;44(9):740-4.

Evaluation of herbal coccidiostat 'Coxynil' in broiler.

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Department of Pathology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, India.


Anticoccidial efficacy of "Coxynil" a polyherbal preparation was tested against Eimeria tenella in broilers. Body weight of birds challenged with E. tenella in Coxynil treated groups was higher as compared to Coxynil untreated. Oocyst out put, lesion score, HI titres against New Castle disease virus were significantly higher in Coxynil supplemented groups in comparison to Coxynil un-supplemented groups. Examination of ceaca of the birds, revealed that the Coxynil interfered with life cycle of coccidia. The typical second generation schizonts were absent in ceacal section of Coxynil treated groups. The results indicate that Coxynil is effective herbal coccidiostat.

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