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Effects of a Lactobacillus salivarius mixture on performance, intestinal health and serum lipids of broiler chickens


Shokryazdan, Parisa and Jahromi, Mohammad Faseleh and Liang, Juan Boo and Ramasamy, Kalavathy and Sieo, Chin Chin and Ho, Yin Wan (2017) Effects of a Lactobacillus salivarius mixture on performance, intestinal health and serum lipids of broiler chickens. PLOS ONE, 12 (5). art. no. e0175959. pp. 1-20. ISSN 1932-6203


The ban or severe restriction on the use of antibiotics in poultry feeds to promote growth has led to considerable interest to find alternative approaches. Probiotics have been considered as such alternatives. In the present study, the effects of a Lactobacillus mixture composed from three previously isolated Lactobacillus salivarius strains (CI1, CI2 and CI3) from chicken intestines on performance, intestinal health status and serum lipids of broiler chickens has been evaluated. Supplementation of the mixture at a concentration of 0.5 or 1 g kg-1 of diet to broilers for 42 days improved body weight, body weight gain and FCR, reduced total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, increased populations of beneficial bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, decreased harmful bacteria such as E. coli and total aerobes, reduced harmful cecal bacterial enzymes such as β-glucosidase and β-glucuronidase, and improved intestinal histomorphology of broilers. Because of its remarkable efficacy on broiler chickens, the L. salivarius mixture could be considered as a good potential probiotic for chickens, and its benefits should be further evaluated on a commercial scale.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Institute of Bioscience
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175959
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Keywords: Lactobacillus salivarius mixture; Chickens; Probiotics
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 07:28
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 07:28
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14900
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