The use of natural feed additives as alternative to an antibiotic growth promoter in broiler diets


Demir E., Sarica E., ÖZCAN M. A., Suicmez M.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.69, no.3, pp.110-116, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-116
  • Keywords: broiler, antibiotic growth promoter, herbs, blood parameters, intestinal traits, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, CHOLESTEROL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A study was conducted with female broilers to investigate the effects of five herbal natural feed additives as alternative to an antibiotic growth promoter. In the experiment, a total of seventy-two day-old female broiler chicks were randomly assigned to six groups containing 12 chicks each and raised from 0 to 42 d of age. The treatment groups were supplemented with antibiotic growth promoter, oregano, du-sacch, quiponin, garlic and thyme powder, respectively.