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Effect of yeast based mannan oligosaccharide (Actigen™) supplementation on growth, carcass characteristics and physiological response in broiler chickens

Published: June 11, 2020
By: M. Waqas, S. Mehmood, A. Mahmud, Saima, J. Hussain, S. Ahmad, M. Tahir Khan, A. Rehman, M.W. Zia and M.S. Shaheen / Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-54000, Pakistan.

The effect of a prebiotic mannan oligosaccharides (Actigen™) supplementation for 35 days was analyzed on growth, carcass traits and blood physiology of broilers. A total of 360-day-old broilers distributed under completely randomized design into four treatment groups with 24 replicates of 15 birds each was fed with Actigen™ supplemented diets @ 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 g/Kg and a control diet. Data for growth performance were collected weekly while slaughtering data at 35th day. Results showed that the birds fed with Actigen™ added diet @ 0.6 g/Kg exhibited improved livability% (98.88±1.11), feed intake (3391.68±38.70 g), body weight (2157.66±31.52 g), weight gain (2111.49±30.89 g), FCR (1.57±0.03), dressing% (72.28±0.40), breast yield% (29.58±0.05), thigh yield% (31.61±0.30) and blood biochemical parameters. Superior (P£0.05) antibody response against ND and IB were recorded in birds exposed to Actigen™ supplemented diet @ 0.6 g/Kg.  It was concluded that Actigen™ supplementation @ 0.6 g/Kg corroborated to improve growth, carcass traits, blood biochemistry and antibody response in broilers.
Key words: Actigen™, Blood biochemistry, Broiler, Carcass traits, Growth, Immune response.

Abstract published in Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):1475-1479. It is reproduced here by request of the main author.
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Muhammad Waqas
UVAS, Lahore-Pakistan
Dr. Shahid Mehmood
UVAS, Lahore-Pakistan
Athar Mahmud
UVAS, Lahore-Pakistan
Jibran Hussain
UVAS, Lahore-Pakistan
Dr. Sohail Ahmad
UVAS, Lahore-Pakistan
Abdur Rehman
UVAS, Lahore-Pakistan
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Ram Singh
24 de abril de 2023
Inclusion of 0.2% Mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) in feed of broiler chickens ameliorated the adverse effects of aflatoxicosis caused by 250 ppb aflatoxin contamination in feed.
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