Articles | Volume 65, issue 2
Original study
09 May 2022
Original study |  | 09 May 2022

Growth performance, carcass yield and characteristics, meat quality, serum biochemistry, jejunal histomorphometry, oxidative stability of liver and breast muscle, and immune response of broiler chickens fed natural antioxidant alone or in combination with Bacillus licheniformis

Umair Ahsan, Shahram Golzar Adabi, Özge Sayın Özdemir, Ömer Sevim, Onur Tatlı, Eren Kuter, and Özcan Cengiz

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Phytogenics emerged as a substitute of in-feed antibiotics following the ban on their use at subtherapeutic levels in poultry diets. However, the effects of phytogenics have been uncertain in studies conducted so far. Combined use of phytogenics and probiotics may be effective in this regard. In a nutshell, this study shows that combined use of phytogenics and Bacillus licheniformis possess the potential to improve oxidative stability of breast meat and immune response of broiler chickens.