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Effect of a probiotic blend in broiler chicken diets and its effect on growth performance, carcass traits, and haematological profile

  • 2023
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 53
M. Mousapoor, C. Losacco, A. Seidavi, M. Nosrati, W.A.G. de Araújo, L.F.T. Albino, V. Laudadio, V. Tufarelli & D. De Marzo Page: 493 - 502

The study aimed to assess the effect of different dietary levels of a probiotic blend (Probio Enzyme®) during the first 14 days of age (DOA) or up to 42 DOA, on growth performance, carcass and digestive tract traits, and haematological…

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Evaluation of Phyllanthus niruri L. powder on growth performance, haematology, and intestinal morphology of broilers

  • 2023
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 53
T. Pasaribu, M. Sukirman, Y. Sani, B. Bakrie & S. Rusdiana Page: 46 - 59

The objective of this study was to evaluate the dietary supplementation of Phyllanthus niruri L. powder (meniran powder, MeP) on the productivity, haematology profiles, and intestinal morphology of broilers. A total of 200 female, one-day-old chickens were allocated to five…

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Influence of a Piriformospora indica plant-specific fungus and clove essence on broiler health and performance parameters during oxidative stress

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
A. Farmani, M. Hedayati*, M. Yari & M. Ghabooli Page: 860 - 866

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary Piriformospora indica (PI) and clove essence (CE) and a combination of them (synbiotic) on performance and biochemical parameters after induction of stress using dexamethasone. The experiment was performed…

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Mitigating heat stress in broiler chickens using dietary onion (Allium cepa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplementation

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
M. Shah, N. Chand, R.U. Khan, M. Saeed, M. Ragni, S. Tarricone, V. Laudadio, C. Losacco & V. Tufarelli Page: 811 - 818

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary onion (Allium cepa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplementation on growth, carcass quality, antioxidant status, and immune response in broilers under heat stress. A total of 700 day-old Hubbard…

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Oxidative stress and effects of dill (Anethum graveolens dhi) powder on the performance and health status of broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 51
A. Jangali, M. Hedayati, S. Khalaji & M. Manafi Page: 700 - 714

Effects of dill powder (Anethum graveolens dhi) on performance and biochemical traits, immune response, blood cells and microbial population of cecum broilers after stress induced with dexamethasone were investigated. Two hundred and forty broilers were arrayed in completely randomized design…

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Yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and its active metabolites affect the cecal microbiome of broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 51
Z. Sun, Y. Zhen, T. Li, N.D. Aschalew, T. Wang, X. Chen, W. Zhao, X. Zhang & G. Qin Page: 678 - 688

Yeast cultures (YCs) are defined as promising feed additives that maintain the health of birds and improve growth performance by modulating gut microbiota. YCs contain effective metabolites such as glycine, fructose, inositol, galactose, and sucrose. This study investigated the effects…

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Effect of zinc nanoparticles on embryo and chicken growth, and the content of zinc in tissues and faeces

  • 2020
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 50
M. Łukasiewicz, A. Łozicki, N.H. Casey, A. Chwalibog, J. Niemiec, A. Matuszewski, M. Sosnowska, M. Wierzbicki, M. Zielinska, J. Bałaban & E. Sawosz Page: 109 - 119

The hypothesis was that owing to their high bioavailability, zinc oxide nanoparticles (NanoZnO) can effectively replace (Zn) salts and reduce Zn excretion with faeces. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of NanoZnO on the development of…

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Growth performance, fatty acid profile and lipid oxidative stability of breast muscle in chickens fed probiotics and antibiotics or their mixture

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
N.R. Abdulla, A.B. Sabow, H.L. Foo, T.C. Loh & A.M. Zamri Page: 1082 - 1092

This study assessed the effects of dietary supplementation of probiotics, antibiotics and an antibiotic-probiotics mixture on growth performance of broilers, and the fatty acid profile and oxidative stability of broiler breast muscle.  A total of 480 one-day-old broiler chicks (Cobb…

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Effects of various levels of organic acids and of virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulins and microbial population of broiler chicks

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
K. Ghazvinian, A. Seidavi, V. Laudadio, M. Ragni & V. Tufarelli Page: 961 - 967

This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of various levels of organic acids and virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulin and microbial population of broiler chickens. This trial was conducted in a completely randomized design using five treatments and…

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Impacts of supplementing broiler diets with a powder mixture of black cumin, Moringa and chicory seeds

  • 2019
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 49
M. Arif, Z. Hayat, M.E. Abd El-Hack, M. Saeed, H.M. Imran, A.N. Alowaimer, I.M. Saadeldin, A.E. Taha & A.A. Swelum Page: 564 - 572

The present study aimed at evaluating the effect of a phytogenic mixture in the diet on broiler production. A total of 400 day-old unsexed Cobb broiler chicks were randomly allotted to four treatment groups of 10 replications in a randomised…

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Impact of dietary glutamine on amino acid digestibility values and intestinal morphometric parameters in neonate chicks

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
N.F. Namroud, M. Shivazad, M. Zaghari, O. Madadgar & K. Nourijelyani Page: 440 - 453

Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of fortification of the pre-starter diet with glutamine in post-hatch broiler chicks. In the first experiment, male chicks were used to study the impact of glutamine supplementation at three levels (0%, 1%…

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Effect of lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) essential oil on growth performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality and antioxidant status of broilers

  • 2017
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 47
K. Küçükyilmaz, Z. Kiyma, A. Akdağ, M. Çetinkaya, H. Atalay, A. Ateş, F. E. Gürsel & M. Bozkurt Page: 178 - 186

The study evaluated the effect of essential oils from lavender (Lavandula stoaches) (LEO), on growth performance, carcass quality and antioxidant status of broilers. Three nutritionally adequate diets were composed with the addition of LEO at 0, 24, and 48 mg/kg…

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Effects of dietary supplement of turmeric powder (Curcuma longa) on blood biochemistry parameters and antioxidant activity in chickens

  • 2016
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 46
M.A.A. Qasem, M.S. Alhajj, A.R. Jer El Nabi & S.I. Al-Mufarrej Page: 204 - 213

The present study was conducted with 288 one-day-old mixed broiler chicks (Ross 308) to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation with various levels of turmeric powder on blood constituents and antioxidant activity. The chicks were randomly assigned to eight dietary…

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Effects of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) seed powder and extract on performance of broiler chickens

  • 2015
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 45
M. Naeemasa, A.A. Alaw Qotbi, A. Seidavi, D. Norris, D. Brown & M. Ginindza Page: 371 - 378

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of different levels of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) seed powder and extract on the performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens. A total of 420 day-old broiler chicks (Ross 308) were allocated randomly…

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The effects of an organic rearing system and dietary supplementation of an essential oil mixture on performance and meat yield of slow-growing broilers in two seasons

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
K. Küçükyılmaz, M. Bozkurt, M. Çınar, A.U. Çatlı, E. Bintaş & R. Erkek Page: 360 - 370

In this study, performance and carcass characteristics of slow-growing broiler chicks, reared in organic or conventional systems, and fed a diet with an essential oil mixture (EOM, 48 mg/kg diet), were evaluated in the autumn and spring seasons. The rearing…

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