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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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Effects of Bacillus subtilis on performance, immune system and gut in Salmonella-challenged broilers

  • 2020
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 50
A. Sikandar, H. Zaneb, A. Nasir, M. Adil, H. M. Ali, N. Muhammad, T. Rehman, A. Rehman & H. F. Rehman Page: 654 - 662

The goal of this study was to compare the effects of Bacillus subtilis and the antibiotic enrofloxacin on growth performance, immune response, intestinal histomorphometry and cecal Salmonella numbers in broilers challenged with S. gallinarum. Salmonella-free chicks (n = 240) were…

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Alternatives to the use of antibiotics for laying hens in growing phase

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
S.M.C. Tfaile, J.E. de Moraes, F.E.L. Budiño, D.F. Soares, N.Y. Sitanaka, K.M.R. Duarte, S.K. Kakimoto, T.L. Reis, L. Amoroso & C.C. Pizzolante Page: 553 - 563

This study evaluated the performance, immune response to vaccination, digestive organs, intestinal histomorphometry, and microbiological development in the diet and litter of Isa Brown strains at growing receiving phase alternative additives in the place of antibiotics. Four treatments were arrayed…

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Effects of fermented bamboo vinegar liquid on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, faecal Escherichia coli concentration and ammonia emissions in growing pigs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
S.T. Ahmed, H-S. Mun, S-B. Son & C-J. Yang Page: 621 - 626

Fermented bamboo vinegar liquid (FBVL) was prepared through liquid fermentation of bamboo vinegar with multispecies probiotics, and its effect on growing pigs was investigated. A 42-day feeding trial with 84 growing pigs (28.0 ± 0.08 kg) was conducted to evaluate…

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Effect of a dietary probiotic blend on performance, blood characteristics, meat quality and faecal microbial shedding in growing-finishing pigs

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
V. Tufarelli, A. M. Crovace, G. Rossi & V. Laudadio Page: 875 - 882

The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of a dietary probiotic blend on growth performance, blood characteristics, meat quality, and faecal microbial population in growing-finishing pigs in a 12-week experiment. Pigs were assigned to two dietary treatments: a control…

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Effects of probiotics on growth performance, blood parameters, and antibody stimulation in piglets

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
Z.C. Dlamini, R.L.S. Langa, O. A. Aiyegoro & A.I. Okoh Page: 766 - 775

The study investigated the effects of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus reuteri ZJ625, Lactobacillus reuteri VB4, Lactobacillus salivarius ZJ614, and Streptococcus salivarius NBRC13956) administered as direct-fed microorganisms on growth performance and blood parameters of weaned piglets. Forty-five weaned piglets were divided into…

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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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