Enhancing the productive performance of broiler chickens by adding spirulina platensis compared with probiotic, prebiotics, and oxytetracycline

Other Title(s)

تحسين الأداء الإنتاجي لدجاج اللاحم عن طريق إضافة طحالب السبيرولينا و مقارنتها بالمعزز الحيوي و المغذيات الحيوية و الأوكسي تيتراسايكلين

Joint Authors

Atiyyah, Wisam Rahim
Hammud, Muhannad Falhi

Source

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Issue

Vol. 45, Issue 1 (30 Jun. 2021), pp.31-36, 6 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad College of Veterinary Medicine

Publication Date

2021-06-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

6

Main Subjects

Veterinary Medicine

Topics

Abstract EN

This study was conducted in order to find out the effect of Spirulina platensis (S.

platensis) algae mixed with drinking water (2% ) on the production performance of broiler chickens infected with or without Enterococcus faecalis (E.

faecalis) and compare it with the effects of probiotics (containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, L.

casi, L.

reuteri, and Bacillus subtillis), prebiotics (containing antioxidants and a group of vitamins) as well as oxytetracycline.

The experiment included 350 one day old (Ross-308) broiler chicks, randomly divided into 7 groups by 50 chicks per group for 35 days.

The groups were divided as follows: T1: infected experimentally with E.

faecalis only, T2: treated with S.

platensis, T3: infected experimentally with E.

faecalis and treated with 2% S.

platensis, T4: infected experimentally with E.

faecalis and treated with probiotic, T5: infected experimentally with E.

faecalis and treated with prebiotic, T6: infected experimentally with E.

faecalis and treated with oxytetracycline, and T7: control group without any addition.

Weekly live body weight and weekly body weight gain were measured as well as weekly feed intake and feed conversion rate for broiler chickens were estimated.

The current study proved that S.

platensis algae added to drinking water (2% ) in T2 and T3 groups had caused a significant increase (P<0.05) in the weekly live body weight and weekly body weight gain, Spirulina also caused a significant decrease (P<0.05) in weekly feed intake and feed conversion rate for broiler chickens.

Therefore, S.

platensis could be a suitable alternative to some feed additives such as probiotics, prebiotics, and antibiotics in addition to the ability of Spirulina to reduce the symptoms of E.

faecalis.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Atiyyah, Wisam Rahim& Hammud, Muhannad Falhi. 2021. Enhancing the productive performance of broiler chickens by adding spirulina platensis compared with probiotic, prebiotics, and oxytetracycline. Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine،Vol. 45, no. 1, pp.31-36.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274658

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Atiyyah, Wisam Rahim& Hammud, Muhannad Falhi. Enhancing the productive performance of broiler chickens by adding spirulina platensis compared with probiotic, prebiotics, and oxytetracycline. Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine Vol. 45, no. 1 (2021), pp.31-36.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274658

American Medical Association (AMA)

Atiyyah, Wisam Rahim& Hammud, Muhannad Falhi. Enhancing the productive performance of broiler chickens by adding spirulina platensis compared with probiotic, prebiotics, and oxytetracycline. Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 2021. Vol. 45, no. 1, pp.31-36.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274658

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 35

Record ID

BIM-1274658