Ninety days old commercial broilers (Ross PM-3) were used in a completely randomized design to study the effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and flavomycin on growth performance of broiler chicks. Three treatments (30 replicates) utilized were (1) control, (2) Saccharomyces cerevisiae and (3) flavomycin. A significant increase in gain of birds was observed in birds fed Saccharomyces cerevisiae group in 5 th and flavomycin group on 28 th and 35 th days (P<0.05). Feed consumption of broilers during the 14 days of experiment was not different among treatments. A considerable increase in feed consumption in the treated chicks was recorded in 21st and 37th days of the experiment in flavomycin group. A similar result was found on 28 th day of the experiment in control group. Birds receiving 0.2 % Saccharomyces cerevisiae consumed significantly much more feed during 5th week of experiment. Body weight of broilers at 37 days age were better with flavomycin, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and control groups respectively (P<0.05).
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Kemal CELIK, Muzaffer DENLI and Orhan Ozturkcan, 2001. The Effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Flavomycin on Broiler Growth Performance. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 1415-1417.
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