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Response of broiler chickens to Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotic strains
A. Orłowski 1,   M. Bielecka 1  
,   W. Smoragiewicz 2,   S. Kask 3,   J. Jankowski 4
 
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Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Food Microbiology, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland
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University of Quebec, Department of Biology Sciences, C.P. 8888, succursale Centre-ville Montreal, Québec H3C 3P8, Canada
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Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, EU Centre of Excellence CENEXFOOD, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland
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University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, Faculty of Bioengineering of Animals, Department of Poultry Science, Oczapowskiego 5, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
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M. Bielecka   

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Food Microbiology, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland
Publication date: 2005-06-26
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2005;14(Suppl. 1):475–478
 
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The effects of two Lactobacillus and two Bifidobacterium probiotic strains (given daily in an amount of 109-1010 live cells per bird, in water) as well as an antibiotic, avilamycin (8 mg/kg of diet), were determined. The live body weight of chickens in groups receiving probiotics or avilamycin (2625-2665 g) was higher than in the control group (2564 g), however the differences were not significant. The feed conversion ratio was significantly better in most of the investigated groups in comparison with the control. Chemical, physicochemical and sensory evaluation of the meat did not show significant differences between groups. The relatively high population count of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus in the control group (~108 cfu/g of caecal contents) was slightly lower in comparison with the investigated groups (108-109 cfu/g).
 
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The Effect of Various Probiotic Strains or Avilamycin Feed Additive on Immune Defense Markers and Acute-Phase Response to Salmonella Infection in Chickens
Maria Bielecka, Wanda Smoragiewicz, Andrzej K. Siwicki, Roman Wójcik, Elżbieta Biedrzycka, Andrzej Orłowski, Signe Kask, Jan Jankowski, Barbara Karska-Wysocki, Daniela Ham
Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
 
ISSN:1230-1388