Effects of antibiotic growth promoter alternatives on performance of broilers

Published on: 02/21/2018
Author/s : Mohammad Hosein Shahir, Saeed Ghassemi / Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

Introduction Antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) are used worldwide to prevent poultry pathogens and disease so as to improve meat and egg production. However, the use of AGP resulted in common problems such as development of drug-resistant bacteria, drug residues in the body of birds, and imbalance of normal microflora. As a consequence, it has become necessary to develop alternatives using either...

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Alabi Kehinde Alabi Kehinde
Animal Nutritionist
February 21, 2018

The important of sodium humate can be considered also. It gives 10% increase in body weight when used as a feed additive.

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