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A field study of Bacillus licheniformis-fermented products on growth performance and faecal microbiota of weaning piglets

  • 2022
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 52
K.H. Lin & Y.H. Yu# Page: 718 - 730

This study investigated the effects of Bacillus licheniformis-fermented products (BLFPs) on the growth performance, faecal microbiota, and antibiotic resistance gene (ARG) expression in weaning piglets on a commercial farm. Ninety-six weaning piglets were randomly assigned to four treatments as follows:…

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Use of Lactobacillus farciminis to improve antioxidant status of Tuj lambs

  • 2021
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 51
O. Durna Aydın, G. Yıldız, O. Merhan, S. Ulufer Bulut, A. Kanıcı Tarhane, P. Ambarcıoğlu, M. Sezer & E. Akyüz Page: 505 - 512

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Lactobacillus farciminis on growth traits and antioxidant status in preweaning and postweaning Tuj lambs. Twenty lambs were divided into four groups, regardless of gender, with a mean live weight…

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Antibiotic-free diet supplemented with live yeasts decreases inflammatory markers in the ileum of weaned piglets

  • 2020
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 50
S. Bautista-Marín, K. Escobar-García, C. Molina-Aguilar, G. Mariscal-Landín, A. Aguilera-Barreyro, M. Díaz-Muñoz & T.C. Reis de Souza Page: 353 - 365

Emerging bacterial resistance to antibiotics increases the need for effective alternatives to control intestinal inflammation and thus gut disorders in piglets. This study evaluated the effects of including Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain 1026) and Saccharomyces boulardii (CNCM I-1079) as antibiotic alternatives…

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Probiotic Bacillus species and Saccharomyces boulardii improve performance, gut histology and immunity in broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 48
M. Manafi, M. Hedayati & S. Mirzaie Page: 379 - 389

The aim of this study was to compare the effects of a new multispecies probiotic containing four Bacillus species and Saccharomyces boulardii (Microguard®) with a commercial probiotic (Protexin®) and a commonly used antibiotic in broilers. Six hundred one-day-old male Ross…

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Whole genome study of linkage disequilibrium in Sahiwal cattle

  • 2018
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 48
H. Mustafa, N. Ahmad, H. J. Heather, K. Eui-soo, W. A. Khan, A. Ajmal, K. Javed, T. N. Pasha, A. Ali, J. J. Kim & T. S. Sonstegard Page: 353 - 360

The linkage disequilibrium (LD) is an important tool to study quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and genetic selection. In this study, we identified the extent of linkage disequilibrium (LD) in Sahiwal (n = 14) cattle using the bovine high density…

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Effects of prebiotics and probiotics on the performance and bacterial colonization of broiler chickens

  • 2015
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 45
A.M. Abudabos, H.A. Al-Batshan & M.A. Murshed Page: 419 - 428

A study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of Neoxyval (antimicrobial growth promoter (AGP)), TechnoMos (prebiotic), GalliPro (probiotic) and a mixture of TechnoMos and GalliPro (symbiotic) on growth performance, carcass yield, histomorphology and intestinal bacterial counts in broilers (0 d…

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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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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 single or combined dietary supplementation of prebiotics, organic acid and probiotics on performance and slaughter

  • 2009
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 39
M. Bozkurt, K. Küçükyılmaz, A.U. Çatlı and M. Çınar Page: 197 - 205

A study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of an organic acid, a probiotic or a prebiotic alone or the prebiotic combined with the organic acid or the probiotic on the performance and slaughter characteristics of broiler…

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Effects of dietary probiotic and prebiotic supplementation on growth performance and serum IgG concentration of broilers

  • 2008
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 38
M. Midilli, M. Alp, N. Kocabagli, O.H. Muglali, N. Turan, H. Yilmaz and S. Cakir Page: 21 - 27

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of probiotic and/or prebiotic supplementation on growth performance and serum IgG concentrations in broilers. One thousand two hundred one-day old Ross-308 broiler chicks of mixed sex were randomly divided into four treatment…

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