Potential Role Of Dietary Pomegranate Seed Powder ((Punica Granatum L) And / Or Saccharomyces Cerevisiae In Some Physiological And Immune Aspects In Local Male Lambs


  • M. F. H. Al-Musodi
  • D. H. Y. Al-Zwean


This study was conducted to find out the effect of adding pomegranate seeds pomace (PSP) and saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) to the diet of local lambs on some productive traits.(Hb ,RBCs ,WBCs ,PCV ,macrophages activity ,cTnI ,and IgG) It  inducted in animal field of veterinary medicine college Baghdad university  and lasted for the period between 12/1/2022 and 12/6/2022, used 20 lambs at 2–3 months of age grouped in four groups  G1 as control group fed concentration diets 2.5% of body weight with wheat straw and alfalfa ,G2 fed same ration and 3% dried pomegranate seed pomace powder (PSP),G3 fed same ration and 4% PSP  with 3g of saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC),G4 fed same ration  and 6% PSP with3g of saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC), water supply at libdum. Blood samples were drawn from all lambs monthly to measure some haematological and immunological characteristics, including haemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), red blood cell count (RBCs), white blood cell count (WBCs), immunoglobulin (IgG), Troponin I(cTnI), and macrophage activity. The results of administration of PSP, SC with diets of lambs showed statistic significant differences (P≤0.05) and remarkable effect between treated and un treated groups for all physiological and immune aspects, in some period of experiment compared with control group, therefore it could be concluded from this study that using of PSP and or SC to treated groups it could contribute in improve some of some physiological and immune aspects traits of male lambs.