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Effects of immunomodulatory peptides derived from a soil bacterium on caecal microbiota of broilers challenged with Clostridium perfringens

  • 2023
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume:
X. Li, G. Li, Q. Peng, Y. Sun, Y. Li, H. Li, J. Ren Page: 706 - 719

Brevibacillus texasporus peptide (BT peptide) is immunomodulatory in poultry and is proposed as a feed additive substitute for antibiotics. In the present study, we performed 16S rRNA gene sequencing to compare development of the caecal microbial communities in Clostridium perfringens-challenged…

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Growth performance, haemo-biochemical parameters and meat quality characteristics of male Japanese quails fed a Lippia javanica-based diet

  • 2017
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 47
C.M. Mnisi, T.B. Matshogo, R. van Niekerk & V. Mlambo Page: 661 - 671

A total of 105 male Japanese quails (153.2 ± 10.21 g) (Cortunix cortunix japonica) were reared in an environmentally controlled house to investigate the effect of inclusion of Lippia javanica leaf meal on growth performance, haematological and serum biochemical parameters,…

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Ruminal acidosis: A review with detailed reference to the controlling agent Megasphaera elsdenii NCIMB 41125 (Review)

  • 2010
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 40
H.H. Meissner, P.H. Henning, C.H. Horn, K-J. Leeuw, F.M. Hagg and G. Fouché Page: 79 - 100

Ruminal acidosis is discussed with reference to causes and economic and health implications. Distinction is made between the acute form which with proper adaptation to high energy diets is seldom encountered and the more problematic chronic or sub-acute form, commonly…

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