Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences https://journalajravs.com/index.php/AJRAVS <p><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRAVS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of Animal and Veterinary sciences. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p>This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> <p>Every issue will consist of a minimum of 5 papers. Each issue will be running, and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. The state-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and its scope is not confined by the boundary of any country or region.</p> Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences en-US Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences The Effect of Adding Aqueous Mint and Lemon to Heat-Stress Broiler’s Drinking Water https://journalajravs.com/index.php/AJRAVS/article/view/225 <p>We aimed to investigate whether adding mint and lemon ingredients would improve broiler performance under heat-stress conditions. A total of 120 - one-day-old, unsexed Hybrid chicks were randomly assigned into four treatment groups, thirty birds each. Each group contained three replicates of ten birds. The experimental groups were assigned according to their watering treatments that, included tape water as the control group, tape water mixed with an aqueous solution (0.3%) of mint (<em>Mentha longifolia</em>), tape water with an aqueous solution (0.3%) of lemon (<em>Citrus limon L</em>), and tape water with an aqueous mixture (0.3% each) of mint and lemon, respectively. Feed intake and body weight were measured every week. At 42 days of age, two birds per replicate were slaughtered, the carcass was weighed, and its internal organs (chest, thigh, back, wings, neck, liver and abdominal fat) and dressing percentage were calculated. Live observations of drinking and feeding activities were recorded three times a day.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our results showed that the combination of mint and lemon significantly (P = .05) enhanced the growth performance of chickens (body weight and feed intake), compared to the control, lemons or mint groups, respectively. Carcass and internal organ (Chest, thigh) weights were heavier when lemon was introduced or mixed with a mint than the control and mint groups. Using mint and lemon solely or combined lower abdominal fat weight compared to the control group (P = .05). No significant differences in back, wing, neck, and liver weight were found in treated and untreated groups. Behavioural observation demonstrated that the mint and lemon combination group showed higher drinking and feeding activities than the control, mint and lemon groups. The study concluded that mint and lemon could effectively reduce the impact of high environmental temperatures on chickens. Incorporating mint and lemon into poultry water can improve body weight and reduce carcass fatness.</p> Diya AL-Ramamneh ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-01-02 2023-01-02 1 8 Coproscopical Approach to Assess the Current Epidemiology of Bovine Paramphistomiasis at Babuganj, Barishal District, Bangladesh https://journalajravs.com/index.php/AJRAVS/article/view/226 <p>To conduct coprological studies to assess the current epidemiological state of bovine paramphistomiasis, 60 fecal samples were collected from different areas, of Babuganj upazila, Barishal, Bangladesh between 17th August 2022 to 5th January 2023. The sedimentation method was applied for the detection of parasitic eggs in the fecal contents. The overall prevalence rate of paramphistomiasis was 28.3%. Indigenous [28.6%, 95% CI: 1.06 (.24-4.61)] and older cattle had a slightly higher prevalence of paramphistomiasis than cross-bred (27.3%) and younger ones. Furthermore, the males [25%, 95% CI: 0.75 (.23-2.42)] were found to be less susceptible to <em>paramphistomum </em>infestations than the females (30.6%). However, no significant effects of age, sex, and breed were established for the development of paramphistomiasis in the cattle population.</p> Abu Sayed Md. Hasibul Hossain Sabiha Akter Efaaj Islam ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-01-27 2023-01-27 9 14