Funding for this research was provided by:
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology (DST/INSPIRE/04/2017/000565)
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Received: 31 October 2018
Accepted: 21 January 2019
First Online: 2 February 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: Authors declare no conflicts of interest.
: Chicken and mice were maintained under hygienic conditions in animal housing facility of Vignan’s pharmacy college which is adjacent to VFSTR. Necessary permissions for using animals were sought from Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (IAEC) of Vignan’s Pharmacy College, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh. Mice were provided with protein rich pellet feed and mineral water. Chicken were provided with commercial poultry feed used in local poultry farms. Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) guidelines were followed for care and use of animals and the Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (IAEC) of Vignan’s Pharmacy College approved the protocols and procedures employed in this study.