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Int J Mol Sci. 2009 Aug 12;10(8):3531-46. doi: 10.3390/ijms10083531.

The role of probiotics in the poultry industry.

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Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. lkabir79@yahoo.com

Abstract

The increase of productivity in the poultry industry has been accompanied by various impacts, including emergence of a large variety of pathogens and bacterial resistance. These impacts are in part due to the indiscriminate use of chemotherapeutic agents as a result of management practices in rearing cycles. This review provides a summary of the use of probiotics for prevention of bacterial diseases in poultry, as well as demonstrating the potential role of probiotics in the growth performance and immune response of poultry, safety and wholesomeness of dressed poultry meat evidencing consumer's protection, with a critical evaluation of results obtained to date.

KEYWORDS:

bacteria; disease control; meat quality; poultry; probiotics

PMID:
20111681
PMCID:
PMC2812824
DOI:
10.3390/ijms10083531
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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