Evaluation of the efficacy of a probiotic containing Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus, and Pediococcus strains in promoting broiler performance and modulating cecal microflora composition and metabolic activities.

@article{Mountzouris2007EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the efficacy of a probiotic containing Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus, and Pediococcus strains in promoting broiler performance and modulating cecal microflora composition and metabolic activities.},
  author={Konstantinos C. Mountzouris and Panagiotis Tsirtsikos and Eleni Kalamara and Stefan Nitsch and Gerd Schatzmayr and Konstantinos Fegeros},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={309-17}
}
The aim of this work was to investigate the efficacy of a new multibacterial species probiotic in broiler nutrition. The probiotic contained 2 Lactobacillus strains, 1 Bifidobacterium strain, 1 Enterococcus strain, and 1 Pediococcus strain. Four hundred 1-d-old male Cobb broilers were allocated in 4 experimental treatments for 6 wk. The experimental treatments received a corn-soybean basal diet and were as follows: "control," with no other additions; "probiotic in feed and water," (PFW) with… CONTINUE READING

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