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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 91-97
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2022.91.97
 
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Impact of Chicken Protector, Prebiotic and Phytobiotics Feed Supplement on Layer Chicks Growth and Development

J.A. Hamidu , E.L. Dohoe, I. Seydous, A. Zakari, K.O. Donkor, E. Ofori- Kuragu, A. Osei- Adjei, G.K. Sarfo, K.A. Acheampong and A.N. Akunzule

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Early maturity of layer poultry has been greatly undermined for years especially because of their purpose of production. This study was conducted to investigate the impact of chicken protector, a blend of essential oils and plant extracts acting as prebiotics and phytobiotics on layer chicks’ growth rate indicators of the early establishment of immunity. Materials and Methods: In the experiment, 50 Isa brown layer day-old chicks obtained from a local hatchery in Ghana were used. They were randomly assigned to two treatments, chicken protector and control in a Completely Randomized Design (CDR) for 21 days. The parameters that were measured included, haematological parameters, body weight, blood cholesterol levels, immunology, histological performance and gut microbial level. Results: Body weights of chicks on chicken protector and control were not significant over 3 weeks period. The total gut pathogenic bacteria load and Enterobacteria count (CFU g1) in control (6.65×107, 6.75×107) was higher than in CP groups (1.6×106, 3.3×107). The red blood cells, white blood cells, hematocrit and neutrophils counts were all higher in CP birds compared to control. Conclusion: The CP over the long term could reduce over-dependence on antibiotics during egg-laying and increase food safety for humans.
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J.A. Hamidu, E.L. Dohoe, I. Seydous, A. Zakari, K.O. Donkor, E. Ofori- Kuragu, A. Osei- Adjei, G.K. Sarfo, K.A. Acheampong and A.N. Akunzule, 2022. Impact of Chicken Protector, Prebiotic and Phytobiotics Feed Supplement on Layer Chicks Growth and Development. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 17: 91-97.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2022.91.97

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2022.91.97

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