Endocrine Abstracts (2006) 11 P588

The effect of garlic odor on appetite center

F Heydarpour

ZUMS, Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

Introduction: Some of the gastrointestinal disorder and diseases reduce appetite and inclination to eating food. In this situation for corresponding to this condition, certain medical management to be accomplished.One of the poultry diseases which reduces the rate of feeding most significantly is influenza. Food consumption decrease more than 80% in a very acute cases, because food consumption reduce significantly, poultry may loss their weight amount to 20–30 per cent in a few days. In these cases in order to stimulate poultry for food consumption, fresh garlic amounting to eight kilogram or more in ton was used.In this study we evaluate the effect of garlic on stimulating appetite center.

Method: Three groups of one day young cock, each group having 10 cock were selected, control group used a diet without garlic and bred in an environment without garlic odor, one of the test group used a diet with garlic and the another test group used a diet without garlic but bred in an environment with garlic odor. The rate of food consumption and weight changes were evaluated until the end of breeding Period. In a behavior test, poultry inclination to eating food after changing food dishes was studied.

Result: The rate of food consumption and weight gain show a significant increase in tests group in comparison with control group but this parameters in tests group does not show significant difference. All of the poultry used food after changing food dishes in group which garlic in diet, most poultry used Poultry used food in-group, which bred in an environment with garlic odor; the number of poultry, which used food in control group in comparison with other groups, was lower.

Discussion: As some people appetite may decrease during diseases or inclination to eating food in some people in comparison with other people are lower and this appetite reduce could induce problem for these people, so we proposed these people try to use garlic in daily diet. Garlic odor stimulates appetite center and increases inclination to food consumption; hence the garlic effective substances could be used in stimulant appetite drugs

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