Beneficial effect of beta-mannanase feed enzyme on performance of chicks challenged with Eimerla sp. and Clostridium perfringens.

@article{Jackson2003BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effect of beta-mannanase feed enzyme on performance of chicks challenged with Eimerla sp. and Clostridium perfringens.},
  author={Megan E. Jackson and david. m. anderson and H. Y. Hsiao and Greg F Mathis and D W Fodge},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={759-63}
}
Two experiments were conducted to determine the effect of a beta-mannanase feed enzyme on the performance of broiler chicks subject to a necrotic enteritis disease challenge model involving oral inoculation of Eimeria sp. and Clostridium pefringens. Beta-mannanase is known to improve productive performance when added to poultry and swine diets. In both experiments, disease challenge in the absence of feed additives demonstrated significant reductions in performance as measured by weight gain… CONTINUE READING