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Protected sodium butyrate in chicken diets until 21 days of age improves intestinal development and performance

  • 2022
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 52
M. F. Pires1, N. S. M. Leandro1, M. B. Café1, F. B. Carvalho1, D. V. Jacob2, R. A. Noleto-Mendonça3#, S. D. Assis4, J. M. S. Martins5 Page: 591 - 602

This study was developed to examine the performance, carcass and cut yields, nutrient digestibility, and intestinal histomorphometry of chickens fed diets supplemented with protected sodium butyrate until 21 days of age. Two experiments were conducted, both of which involved the…

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Effects of protected sodium butyrate and reduced energy content in diets for broiler chickens

  • 2022
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 52
M.F. Pires, D.V. Jacob, N.S.M. Leandro, R.A.N. Mendonça, I. da S. Faria, D.P. Carvalho, H.F. de Oliveira, M.B. Café & J. H. Stringhini Page: 241 - 251

Effects of protected sodium butyrate (PSB) in broiler diets with reduced metabolizable energy (ME) content on production performance, intestinal histomorphometry and nutrient metabolizability were evaluated in two experiments. In one experiment, 384 one-day-old male chicks with an average weight of…

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Performance and egg quality of commercial laying hens fed with various levels of protected sodium butyrate

  • 2020
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 50
M.F. Pires, N.S.M. Leandro, D.V. Jacob, F.B. Carvalho, H.F. Oliveira, J.H. Stringhini, S.F. Pires, H.H.C. Mello & D.P. Carvalho Page: 758 - 765

Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of including protected sodium butyrate (PSB) in the diets of laying hens of advanced age on productive performance and egg quality. In experiment 1, a total of 320 Dekalb White 61-week-old laying…

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Effects of organic acid supplementation on antioxidant capacity and immune responses of broilers challenged orally with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
A.M. Abudabos & S.I. Al-Mufarrej Page: 342 - 349

Four commercial organic acids and a reference antibiotic, Neoxyval, were administered to commercial broilers to evaluate the efficacy of these products during pre- and post-challenge with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) on selected indicators of their antioxidant status…

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Effects of non-antibiotic feed additives on performance, immunity and intestinal morphology of broilers fed different levels of

  • 2012
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 42
M. Houshmand, K. Azhar, I. Zulkifli, M.H. Bejo & A. Kamyab Page: 22 - 32

In order to investigate the effects of organic acids, prebiotics and probiotics on broiler chickens, a total of 288 day-old male Cobb chicks were distributed in a completely randomized design according to a 2 × 4 factorial, consisting of two…

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