The response of broilers to dietary organic acid mixture


Aksu T., ATES C. T. , ERDOGAN Z., BAYTOK E.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.84, no.4, pp.385-387, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-387

Abstract

Organic acids are an alternative to antibiotic to be used exclusively as a growth stimulant and for improvement of the feed conversion rate in farm animals (Esteive et al., 1997). Organic acids reduce production of toxic components by bacteria and change the morphology of the intestinal wall and reduce colonization of pathogens on the intestinal wall, thus preventing damage of the epithelial cells (Langhout, 2000). The objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of supplementation of different levels of organic acid mixture on broiler performance, carcass characteristics and meat composition.