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ORIGINAL PAPER
 
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The effect of rye, probiotics and nisine on faecal flora and histology of the small intestine of chicks

M. Rakowska 1,  
A. Slot 1,  
E. Lipińska 2,  
T. Kubiński 3,  
I. Barcz 3,  
 
1
Institute of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization, Radzików, 05-870 Błonie, Poland
2
Dairy Industry Institute, Parkowa 1, 00-759 Warszawa, Poland
3
Veterinary Hygiene Laboratory, Lechicka 21, 02-156 Warszawa, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1993;2(1-2):73–81
Publish date: 1993-02-23
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ABSTRACT
Feeding a diet containing 80% rye grain with a very high (7%) content of soluble dietary fibre to broiler chicks aged from 4 to 25 days resulted in severe damage of intestinal villi and the mucous membranes of the duodenum and small intestine. Similar changes were also observed in chicks receiving the rye diet with an addition of probiotics containing lactic acid bacteria. The addition of the antibiotic nisine at a rate of 2g/kg of the rye diet protected the intestinal villi. Nisine caused increase of feed intake and body weight gain without improving feed utilization. The rye diets, both with and without probiotics and nisine, did not induce changes in the amount and types of coliform, anaerobic or Gram ( + ) and Gram ( − ) bacteria in the faeces of chicks after 10 and 21 days of feeding as compared with initial level.
 
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