Effect of Chlorella supplementation on growth performance, immune characteristics, and gut microbiota of broiler chickens
H.M. SALIM *1 , H.K. KANG 2 , D.W. KIM 2 , H.C. CHOI 2 , M. R. AMIN 1 A.B.M. KHALEDUZZAMAN 1 and M.A.H BEG 3. / 1 Department of Livestock Services, Khamar Bari, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2 Poultry Science Division, National Institute of Animal Science, Rural Development Administration, 9 Eoryong-ri, Seonghwan-eup, Cheonan-si,Chungcheognam-do, 331-801, South Korea; 3 Department of Poultry Science, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagor, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
IntroductionThe use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials has been practiced for many years to enhance growth performance, disease prevention and efficient use of feeds in the livestock feed industry (Barton, 2000; Gaskins et al. 2002). It is a growing concern about the potential of antibiotics in livestock feeds due to the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in human and animals...