Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 179-182
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.179.182
The Role of Probiotic and Source of Lactose as Feed Additives on Performance and Gut Improvement in Broilers
Mahmoud Radfar and Parviz Farhoomand

Abstract:
This study was conducted to determine the effect of whey powder (Lactose: 75%) and Pediococcus Acidilactici bacteria (probiotic) on growth performance and gut improvement of broiler chickens. Day-old male commercial broiler chicks (Arbor Acres) were randomly assigned to treatments. During the experimental period (0-28 days), all chickens were fed the basal diet and different levels of whey powder, Probiotic and whey powder plus Probiotic: (control, W = 1%, P = 0.01%, W+P = 1+0.01% and W+P = 0.5+0.005%). Each diet was offered ad libitum to a group of 40 (4 replication, 10 birds per replication). Throughout the study, body weight, feed intake and Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) were calculated and at the end of experiment, two birds of each replicate were selected. All birds weighted, then decapitated and viscera were collected immediately, then number of intestinal E. coli, number of cecal oocyste, cecal pH and rate of intestinal lactic acid were detected. Supplementation of whey powder plus Probiotic (1+0.01% and 0.5+0.005%) and whey powder (1%) improved body weight, feed intake and FCR at the end of experimental period (p<0.05). likewise, all treatments except control caused to significant decrease in number of E. coli, number of oocyste and cecal pH (p<0.05). Also the highest and lowest intestinal lactic acid belonged to diet containing whey powder plus Probiotic (1+0.01%) and control, respectively.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Prebiotics: An Emerging Nutritional Approach for Improving Gut Health of Livestock and Poultry
  •    Effect of Different Dietary Levels of Acid Whey Powder on Growth Performance and Immune Responses of Broiler Chicks
  •    Relative Efficacy of Two Probiotics in Controlling the Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Disease in Mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala Ham.)
  •    The Alterations in the Hematological Parameters of Endangered Caspian Brown Trout, Salmo trutta caspius, Exposed to Waterborne Mercuric Chloride
How to cite this article:

Mahmoud Radfar and Parviz Farhoomand, 2008. The Role of Probiotic and Source of Lactose as Feed Additives on Performance and Gut Improvement in Broilers. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3: 179-182.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.179.182

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2008.179.182

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       

       

Curve Bottom