Field comparisons of two natural product alternatives to a commercial antibiotic growth promotant (AGP) program in broilers
Leandro Redondo 1,2, Gaston Royero 3, Natalia Casanova 2, Ernest Pierson* 4, Juan Diaz Carrasco 1,2, Mariano Fernandez-Miyakawa 1,2.
1 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, 2 Instituto de Patobiología, CICVyA, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuara, 3 Frigorifico de Aves Soychu, 4 The Pierson Consulting Group, LLC
Phytogenic compounds, probiotics and organic acids are used in broiler feeds as an option to AGPs due to their ability to emulate properties of antibiotics. This study’s goal was to compare a field AGP (virginiamycin 100 g/MT) program (T1) with two antibiotic free programs: Lactococcusbased probiotic+yeast MOS+a blend of Italian Chestnut-C/Argentine Quebracho-Q bioactive ex...