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Influence of a combination of formic and propionic acids added to wheat- and barley-based diets on the performance and gut histomorphology of broiler chickens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18277707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Day-old male chicks were used to test the effects of a combination of formic and propionic acids (CFP) added to wheat- and barley-based diets on the performance and gut histomorphology of broilers. The CFP, containing formic and propionic acids based on an inorganic phyllo-silicate carrier, was added to starter and grower broiler diets of standard (NRC, 1994) or lower nutrient density (LND) using different levels of wheat and barley. Body weight gain (BWG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) of broiler chicks were significantly (P < 0.001) improved by CFP supplementation at 21 days of age regardless of nutrient density (ND). However, at 35 days of age CFP addition significantly (P < 0.001) increased BWG and FCR. Proventriculus weight was also significantly affected by the dietary treatments. Ileal viscosity was significantly (P < 0.05) affected by ND which was associated with wheat and barley contents, whereas feed viscosity was significantly (P < 0.05) affected by CFP supplementation. Villus height was significantly (P < 0.05) increased by the CFP supplementation. In the case of villus width, an interaction effect was observed: there was a significant (P < 0.05) decrease in the group fed the standard ND diet, but only a numerical decrease in the group fed the LND diet compared to control group. No significant effect of dietary treatment on the thickness of the lamina muscularis mucosae could be detected.
Authors:
N Senkoylu; H E Samli; M Kanter; Aylin Agma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta veterinaria Hungarica     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0236-6290     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Vet. Hung.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-18     Completed Date:  2008-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406376     Medline TA:  Acta Vet Hung     Country:  Hungary    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Namik Kemal University, 59030 Tekirdag, Turkey. nsenkoylu@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed / analysis
Animals
Chickens*
Diet / veterinary*
Formic Acids / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology*
Gastrointestinal Tract / drug effects*,  physiology
Hordeum
Male
Propionic Acids / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology*
Triticum
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Formic Acids; 0/Propionic Acids

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