Effect of pelleting temperature and probiotic supplementation on growth performance and immune function of broilers fed maize/soy-based diets

    Probiotic supplementation reduced feed intake by 2.1% and improved feed conversion ratio by 2.3% at 42 day, regardless of pelleting temperature. Moreover, probiotic increased duodenal sIgA concentration on day 21 suggestive of stimulation of mucosal antibody response. In addition, birds receiving feeds pelleted at 75 and 90 ◦C were heavier than broilers fed 85 ◦C diets over the entire period. Furthermore, this trial showed that the mucosal immunity can be influenced by the pelleting temperature of the feed, and that probiotics based on Bacillus tolerate high temperatures under typical steam-pelleting conditions used by the poultry-feed industry.
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    Product / service: Probiotics
    Publication date: 01/10/2013
    Species: Broiler
    Authors: Amerah A, Medel, P, Lehtinen, MJ, Quiles, A, Sánchez, J, Gracia, MI
    Doctype: Publications & Citations
    Publication / conference: Animal Feed Science and Technology
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    Keywords: temperature, bacillus
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    Diets: All diets
    Brands: Enviva® Pro
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