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Effects of Enterococcus faecium supplementation and floor type on performance, morphology of erythrocytes and intestinal microbiota in broiler chickens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20924852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
1. The experiment was to study the effects of floor type and probiotic supplementation (Enterococcus faecium) on performance, morphology of erythrocytes and intestinal microbiota of male Ross 308 broiler chickens. 2. The experimental design was a factorial 2 × 2 with 6 replicates. The factors were floor type (wire floor versus wood shaving litter) and the presence or absence of probiotic. 3. Birds housed on wood shavings exhibited significantly improved weight gain and food intake. 4. Addition of E. faecium led to significantly decreased food intake and gizzard weight. Supplementation with E. faecium positively influenced the ileal and caecal microbiota, with a significant decrease in the population of Escherichia coli. 5. Erythrocyte length decreased and erythrocyte width increased in the birds housed on wood shavings.
Authors:
H E Samli; S Dezcan; F Koc; M L Ozduven; A Agma Okur; N Senkoylu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1466-1799     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-06     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Science, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey. ersinsamli@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Bacterial Load
Body Weight
Chickens / blood,  microbiology*
Diet / veterinary
Enterococcus faecalis*
Erythrocytes / cytology*
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Gizzard / anatomy & histology
Housing, Animal*
Intestines / microbiology*
Male
Organ Size
Probiotics / pharmacology*

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