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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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Dietary Catharanthus roseus modulates intestinal microarchitecture in broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 51
S. Yasmin, M.S. Yousaf, K.A. Majeed, M.A. Rashid, S.K. Tahir, M. Numan, R. Mustafa, S.I. Nagra, H. Zaneb & H. Rehman Page: 488 - 496

The study evaluated the efficacy of ethanolic extracts of Catharanthus roseus (C. roseus) in altering growth performance, viscera development and intestinal microarchitecture in broilers. Day-old broiler chicks (n = 175) were randomly divided into seven groups (n = 25/group) with…

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Effects on egg production and quality of supplementing drinking water with calcium and magnesium

  • 2021
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 51
X.J. Yi, A. Rehman, R.W. Akhtar, A. Abbas, K. Hussain, R. Yasin, H.M. Ishaq, R.Z. Abbas, M.A. Raza, H.S. Hu & G. Li Page: 469 - 476

This study was conducted to appraise the effects on egg quality and production performance of laying hens when drinking water was supplemented with calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). A total of 384 (64-week-old) Hy-line Brown laying hens were assigned at…

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Dietary nano-dicalcium phosphate improves immune response and intestinal morphology of broiler chickens

  • 2021
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 51
M.D. Makola, L.E. Motsei, T.O. Ajayi & A.O. Yusuf Page: 362 - 370

Various levels of substitution of nano-dicalcium phosphate (nCaHPO4) for the calcium and phosphorus supplied by limestone and monocalcium phosphate were evaluated, based on weight change, serum constituents, immune response and intestinal morphology of broiler chickens. The birds were assigned to…

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Effect of age of Japanese quail on physical and biochemical characteristics of eggs

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
S. Nowaczewski, T. Szablewski, R. Cegielska-Radziejewska, K. Stuper-Szablewska, M. Rudzińska, Ł. Tomczyk, K. Szulc, S. Kaczmarek, K. Perz & M. Hejdysz Page: 120 - 127

The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of age of birds on egg quality in Japanese quail. The eggs were randomly selected from among all eggs laid on the same day when the birds were 15, 23…

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Inclusion of shrimp waste meal in diet of free-range chickens

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
C.O. Brito, C.M. Silva, G.R. Lelis, A. Corassa, J.M.D.S. Velarde, M.A.S. Silva, G.M. Oliveira Júnior, A.P. Del Vesco & V. Ribeiro Júnior Page: 773 - 778

Shrimp waste meal (SWM) is a by-product from the processing of shrimp for human consumption. The value of SMW in feeding poultry is not well documented. The objective of this study was to determine the energy value and optimal inclusion…

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Protease inclusion in plant- and animal-based broiler diets: Performance, digestibility and biometry of digestive organs

  • 2020
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 50
D.P. Carvalho, N.S.M. Leandro, M.A. Andrade, H.F. de Oliveira, M.F. Pires, K.A. Teixeira, P.S. Assunção & J.H. Stringhini Page: 291 - 301

The addition of protease to broiler diets may complement the action of endogenous enzymes and improve protein digestibility. Here, the authors evaluated the effect of adding protease to broiler diets that contained animal-based meal on bird performance, digestibility, and biometry…

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Supplemental chromium-loaded chitosan nanoparticles affect growth, serum metabolites and intestinal histology in broilers

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
S.K. Tahir, M.S. Yousaf, M.A. Rashid, A.F. Khan, S. Ahmad, H. Zaneb, I. Khan & H. Rehman Page: 1072 - 1082

The goal of the present research was to evaluate the effects of chromium-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (Cr-CNPs) on production performance, viscera development, serum metabolites and intestinal histology in broilers. Two hundred (200) day-old broilers were randomly divided into five groups with…

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Effect of shackling, electrical stunning and halal slaughtering method on stress-linked hormones in broilers

  • 2019
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 49
I. Zulkifli, Z. Wakiman, A.Q. Sazili, Y.M. Goh, A. Jalila, Z. Zunita & E.A. Awad Page: 598 - 603

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of shackling and halal slaughter with head-only electrical stunning (ES) using water bath or no stunning (NS) on plasma levels of adrenaline (AD), noradrenaline (NAD) and corticosterone (CORT) levels of…

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Effects of grape pomace and vitamin E on performance, antioxidant status, immune response, gut morphology and histopathological responses in broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 48
S. K. Ebrahimzadeh, B. Navidshad, P. Farhoomand & F. Mirzaei Aghjehgheshlagh Page: 324 - 336

We investigated the effects of grape pomace (GP) and vitamin E on the performance, antioxidant status, immune response, gut morphology and histopathological responses in broiler chickens. Two hundred and fifty male broiler chickens (Ross 308) were allocated to five dietary…

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Humic acid and enzymes in canola-based broiler diets: Effects on bone development, intestinal histomorphology and immune development

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
A.R.P. Disetlhe, U. Marume, V. Mlambo, & I. Dinev Page: 914 - 922

The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of dietary inclusion of humic acid and enzymes on bone development, histomorphology of internal organs and the incidence of rickets in broiler chickens fed canola-based diets. In the study, Cobb…

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Effect of olive meal and supplemental enzymes on performance traits, blood biochemistry, humoral immunity response and caecal microbiota of broilers

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
S. Sateri, A. Seidavi, M. Bouyeh, P. Neumann, M. Kutzler, V. Laudadio, F. Loperfido & V. Tufarelli Page: 804 - 812

This study investigated the growth performance, carcass characteristics, blood biochemistry, humoral immunity and caecal microbiota of broiler chicks fed 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8% olive meal (OM) in diet. In addition, this study investigated the use of enzymatic feed…

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Influence of β-galacto-oligosaccharide on growth performance and components of intestinal barrier in broilers during heat stress

  • 2017
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 47
S. Ashraf, H. Zaneb, S. Masood, S. Yousaf, M. M. Usman, H. F. Rehman, A.Sikandar & H. Rehman Page: 616 - 625

This study aimed to investigate the influence of β-galacto-oligosaccharides (β-GOS) on growth performance, organ development and intestinal microarchitecture of broilers during heat stress. Day-old chicks (n = 125) were divided into five groups. The control or thermoneutral zone group (TNZ)…

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Growth performance, immune status and organ morphometry in broilers fed Bacillus subtilis-supplemented diet

  • 2017
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 47
A. Sikandar, H. Zaneb, M. Younus, S. Masood, A. Aslam, M. Shah & H. Rehman Page: 378 - 388

The present research aimed to investigate the effects of Bacillus subtilis (B. subtilis) on performance, immune system, gut, and lymphoid organs’ microarchitecture in broilers. A total of 120 day-old broiler chicks were randomly distributed into four groups. The birds were…

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Dietary effects of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) and black cumin (Nigella sativa) seed on growth performance, serum lipid profile and intestinal microflora of broiler chicks

  • 2016
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 46
M.S. Islam, M.N. Siddiqui, M.A. Sayed, M. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.A. Islam & M.A. Hossain Page: 103 - 111

The study was conducted to investigate the effects of different levels of buckwheat seed (BWS) with black cumin seed (BCS) supplementation on the performance, serum lipid profile and intestinal bacterial flora in broiler chicks. One hundred and twenty day-old Cobb-500…

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Spirulina as a functional ingredient in broiler chicken diets

  • 2016
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 46
E. Bonos, E. Kasapidou, A. Kargopoulos, A. Karampampas, E. Christaki, P. Florou-Paneri & I. Nikolakakis Page: 94 - 102

In recent years there has been increased interest in the production of novel functional foods by utilizing eco-friendly materials and methods. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to determine the effects of dietary spirulina (Spirulina platensis), a blue-green microalga, on…

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The effects of various dietary vegetable oil sources on villi morphologyand liver aldehydes in young layers

  • 2016
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 46
Sh. Golzar Adabi, A. Hajibabaei, N.H. Casey & A.G. Bayraktaroglu Page: 63 - 69

Twenty-six-week-old laying hens (90 Lohmann Classic Brown) received dietary treatments containing canola and linseed oil at 2% inclusion levels and a control diet for 21 days. The 2% dietary linseed oil, which had higher total polyunsaturated fatty acids (ΣPUFA) and…

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Intestinal morphology, digestive organ size and digesta pH of broiler chickens fed diets supplemented with or without Moringa oleifera leaf meal

  • 2015
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 45
T.T. Nkukwana, V. Muchenje, P.J. Masika & B. Mushonga Page: 362 - 371

The intestinal morphology and pH of digesta of broiler chickens at 35 days old were studied. Birds were reared on these dietary treatments (T). T1, positive control, contained 668 g salinomycin and 500 g zinc bacitracin per kg of feed.…

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