AICRP on Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata – 700 094, WB, India
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Yeast β-glucan has been reported to enhance the immune responses in fish, cattle and humans. However, information regarding the effect of dietary administration of yeast cell wall preparation on immune responses in birds is limited. In the present study we evaluate the augmentation of the non-specific immune responses, viz. production of oxygen and nitrogen species, lymphoproliferation and IL-2 (cytokine) production in broiler birds following YCW treatment.
Key words: Yeast cell wall, Immunomodulator.