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Dietary supplementation with zinc oxide nanoparticles improves growth performance and gut microbiota of broiler chickens reared in the tropics

  • 2024
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 54
E. Opoola, O.J. Makinde, R.Y. Olobatoke, P.O. Atte & O. Olaniyan Page: 28 - 36

This study evaluated the effect of zinc oxide (ZnO) on growth performance, serum biochemistry, and gut microbial counts of broiler chickens reared in a tropical environment. A total of 120 one-day-old broiler chicks were assigned using a completely randomized design…

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Stress-alleviating properties of dietary red grape pomace in Ross 308 broilers reared at a high stocking density

  • 2023
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 53
K.K. Thema, V. Mlambo, C.M. Mnisi Page: 883 - 893

Nutraceutical plant products such as red grape pomace (Vitis vinifera L. var. Shiraz) contain potent antioxidants that could mitigate stress caused by high stocking density. An experimental feeding trial was conducted using a total of 720 densely-stocked (30 birds/pen) Ross…

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Effect of litter type and perches on footpad dermatitis and hock burn in broilers housed at different stocking densities

  • 2019
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 49
K. Matković, D. Marušić, M. Ostović, Ž. Pavičić, S. Matković, A. Ekert Kabalin & H. Lucić Page: 546 - 554

The aim of the study was to assess the effect of litter type and environmental enrichment on the occurrence of footpad dermatitis and hock burns in broilers housed at low and high stocking densities. Chopped straw and sand were used…

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Performance, water intake, carcass characteristics and intestinal histomorphology of broilers supplemented with phytase

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
L. van Emmenes, E. Pieterse & L.C. Hoffman Page: 734 - 742

A 32-day experiment was conducted to study the effects of supplementation of phytase enzyme, Ronozyme® HiPhos (DSM Nutritional Products, Basel, Switzerland), on the production parameters, water intake, intestinal histomorphology, carcass characteristics and bone mineralization of broiler chickens. A total of…

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Efficacy of lactobacilli to normalize production of corticosterone induced by unpleasant handling of broilers

  • 2010
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 40
A. Meimandipour, A. Soleimanifarjam, M. Hair-Bejo, M. Shuhaimi, K. Azhar, L. Nateghi, B. Rasti and A.M. Yazid Page: 327 - 333

A study was conducted to investigate the effect of two Lactobacillus strains on hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis activity induced by supposedly unpleasant handling (UH) of broiler chickens. The three treatments were: (1) non-handled chicks fed basal diet (control); (2)…

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The effect of a mixture of herbal essential oils or α-tocopheryl acetate on performance parameters and oxidation of body

  • 2004
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 34
N.A. Botsoglou, E. Christaki, P. Florou-Paneri, I. Giannenas, G. Papageorgiou and A.B. Spais Page: 52 - 61

Performance parameters and oxidation of body lipids of broiler chickens were investigated when their diet was supplemented with a commercial preparation of essential oils (Apacox) derived from selected herbs. One hundred and twenty day-old Cobb-500 female chicks were divided into…

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