Influence of whole wheat inclusion and a blend of essential oils on the performance, nutrient utilisation, digestive tract development and ileal microbiota profile of broiler chickensReport as inadecuate




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* Corresponding author 1 Danisco Animal Nutrition 2 Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health

Abstract : The aim of the present experiment was to examine the influence of whole wheat inclusion and a blend of essential oils EO; cinnamaldehyde and thymol supplementation on the performance, nutrient utilisation, digestive tract development and ileal microbiota profile of broiler chickens. The experimental design was a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement of treatments evaluating two wheat forms ground wheat GW and whole wheat WW; 100 and 200 g-kg WW replacing GW during starter day 1 to 21 and finisher day 22 to 35 diets, respectively and two levels of EO inclusion 0 or 100 g-tonne diet. All dietary treatments were supplemented with 2000 xylanase units-kg feed. Broiler starter and finisher diets, based on wheat and soybean meal, were formulated and each diet was fed ad libitum to six pens of eight male broilers each. During the trial period 1-35 days, wheat form had no effect P>0.05 on weight gain or feed intake. However, WW inclusion tended P=0.06 to improve the feed per gain. Essential oil supplementation improved P



Author: Ahmed M Amerah - Alexandre Péron - Fifi Zaefarian - Velmurugu Ravindran -

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