Document Type: Original Article


1 Ms.c student of Animal Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Yasuj University, Yasuj, Iran

2 Assistant professore of Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Yasuj University, Yasuj, Iran


This experiment was conducted to determine the effects of the oral consumption of guggulplant resin on the performance and humoral immunity response of broiler chicks. For doing this experiment, 320 one-day old chicks of the Cobb 500 strains, in a Completely randomized design with 4 treatments and 4 replicates were used. Experimental diets include: control diet (without the guggul), control diet + 200 ppm guggul, control diet + 400 ppm guggul, control diets + 600 ppm guggul. Live body weight, feed consumption and feed conversion ratio were recorded at 21 and 42 d of experiment. To determine antibody titers against sheep red blood cell (SRBC) 1 ml of 3% suspension of sheep erythrocyte in phosphate buffer saline was injected into the wing veins at 29 and 35-day chicks. Treatments had significant effects on daily gain, feed conversion and feed intake during growth period (22-42 d). Treatments had significant effects on total antibody titers and IgY (p <0.05), but the effect of the treatments on the production of IgM was not significant. 6.The effect of the treatments on the bursa of Fabricius relative weight mean, was significant, but there was no significant effect on the spleen


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