Effects of β-Glucan Supplementation on Lymphocyte Proliferation, Macrophage Chemotaxis and Specific Immune Responses in Broilers

@inproceedings{Cheng2004EffectsO,
  title={Effects of β-Glucan Supplementation on Lymphocyte Proliferation, Macrophage Chemotaxis and Specific Immune Responses in Broilers},
  author={Yeong-Hsiang Cheng and Der-Nan Lee and C-M Wen and C. R. Weng},
  year={2004}
}
Immunomodulatory feed additives might offer alternatives to antimicrobial growth promoters in poultry production. This experiment was carried out to test the effect of β-glucan supplementation on the growth performance and immune response in broilers. Total of 160 day-old broilers were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups fed corn-soybean diets containing 0, 0.012, 0.025 or 0.05% of β-glucan supplement in a 6 week feeding experiment. Growth performance, antibody titer against New Castle… CONTINUE READING

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