Effect of Synbiotic Supplementation on Production Performances and Cecal Salmonella Load during a Salmonella Challenge

CANADA - Remarks by Ramesh Selvaraj, Ohio State University, USA, during the poultry breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.
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Abstract

This study analyzed the inhibitory effects of the synbiotic product “PoultryStar® me” on production parameters, intestinal microflora profile, and immune parameters in layer hens with and without a Salmonella challenge. The synbiotic product contained four probiotic bacterial strains and the prebiotic fructooligosaccharide. The probiotics were Lactobacillus reuteri, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium animalis, and Pediococcus acidilactici. PoultryStar® me was supplemented to layers from day of hatch to 28 weeks of age. Birds were then either vaccinated, challenged, or both vaccinated and challenged, resulting in a 3 X 2 (control of symbiotic) factorial design.

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