saponins in poultry production

Forum: Applications of saponins as feed additives in poultry production

Published on: 12/08/2009
Author/s : P. R. CHEEKE
SummarySaponins are natural detergents or surfactants found in a wide variety of plants. The major commercial saponin-containing products are those derived from Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria. Yucca is harvested from the wild in northern Mexico, while quillaja is a tree native to the Andes region of South America. It is harvested from the wild in Chile. Plantation production of quillaja a...
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Arshaq Ramzee Arshaq Ramzee
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
December 8, 2009

A good article about feed additives in poultry production to introduce a new ingredient to the world and I am sure that Saponins have a good potential for future use.

Dr.Iftikhar Ahmad Mashhadi Dr.Iftikhar Ahmad Mashhadi
Animal Nutritionist
December 24, 2009

The application of saponins in poultry nutrition by P.R.Cheeke is an informative article and now a days when the world is shifting to alternatives to antibiotic in animal use,this is much more helpful and some products saponin are in the market but the situation is who will ring the bell .Besides being a detergent and surfactant property of saponin for growth promotion it may be used in comparison with ionophores due to its property of making foam in absorption of calcium and other nutrient for proper digestion.Overall the importance of saponins in poultry nutrition should not be ignored

Amir Attar Amir Attar
Animal Nutritionist
January 18, 2010

thats an interesting article about feed additives in poultry production. but i think we need to know more about this.
i think it can be a new ingredient.

Hafiz Imran Shakoor Hafiz Imran Shakoor
Animal Nutritionist
May 11, 2010

Interesting article about feed additives in poultry production. Really nice idea to use saponins to bind ammonia and utilize its potential as a growth promotor by shifting nutrient utilization for cytokines production to body mass production.

Adriana Michael Adriana Michael
April 17, 2011

How interesting article about feed additives in poultry production... does anyone know if similar studies have been made with saponines from quinoa? Or any other applications of saponines from the quinoa plant? Thanks for any information.

Joe Magadi Joe Magadi
July 16, 2014
This is very interesting outcome. We are also planning to carry out similar trials to determine the effect of saponins as an emulsifier in broiler feed among other things. Could you please let me know the technique you used in assessing the level of ammonia in the rearing house.
Animal Nutritionist
March 20, 2017
I want to know the minimal level of saponin required and its availability from natural sources to produce an effect in an animal(poultry). is their any synergistic effect from other alkaloids in the plant?
Mohammad Shah Al Mehedi Mohammad Shah Al Mehedi
echnical Manager- Bangladesh at Phibro Animal Health
July 6, 2021
Very nice Article about saponin. Now AGP is banned in Bangladesh, so in this time it can helps to produce organic broiler meat and provide best body weight, low FCR, low mortality. Phibro have product Magni-Phi. It’s have two saponin one is triterphenoid saponin and another is steroidal saponin.both are very useful to produce immunity of birds, to protect bacterial,protozoal lnfection of birds. It also protect NE. It also reduce ammonia from litter.
So thank you Dr. Leandro for your nice Article.
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