Effect of the antibiotic avilamycin on the structure of the microbial community in the jejunal intestinal tract of broiler chickens.


This study was conducted to determine whether avilamycin, which is used as a growth promoter in broiler chickens, would affect the structure of the bacterial community within the jejunal intestinal tract. Sixty chickens were assigned to 2 groups: a control group and an avilamycin-treated group. The jejunal tissue from 4 chicks randomly sampled on d 1, 3, 7… (More)
DOI: 10.3382/ps.2010-01288