Open Life Sci 2021 3;16(1):311-322. Epub 2021 Apr 3.
College of Life Science, Shanxi Agricultural University, Jinzhong 030801, Shanxi Province, China.
This study aims to investigate the effects of commercial probiotic supplementation in water on the performance parameters, carcass traits, immune function, and antioxidant capacity of broiler chicks. In the experiment, 120 Arbor Acres (AA) broilers (60 male and 60 female) were randomly allocated into four groups (G) - G1: basal diet and G2, G3, and G4: basal diet with 1% , 1% , and 1% in the water, lasting 42 days. The experimental results revealed that probiotic additives produced positive impacts on body weight, average daily feed intake (ADFI), and average daily weight gain for female chicks, whereas these probiotics significantly reduced ADFI and the feed conversion ratio of male chicks ( < 0. Read More