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Investigating the Effects of Commercial Probiotics on Broiler Chick Quality and Production Efficiency

O'Dea, EE; Fasenko, G M; Allison, Gwen; Korver, Doug; Tannock, G W; Guan, Le Lou


A study was undertaken to test the effect of 2 commercially available probiotics on the production efficiency of broiler chickens hatched from the same breeder flock at 3 different ages (28, 43, and 57 wk). At each of the 3 breeder flock ages, 1,600 broiler chickens were hatched and randomly allocated to 1 of 4 treatments: 1) no probiotics (control), 2) probiotic 1 administered in the drinking water, 3) probiotic 1 administered as a spray, and 4) probiotic 2 administered in the feed. A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Poultry Science
Access Rights: Open Access


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