Potential applications of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in poultry diets

@article{Khan2012PotentialAO,
  title={Potential applications of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in poultry diets},
  author={Rifat Ullah Khan and S Naz and Zahra Nikousefat and Vincenzo Tufarelli and Moosa Javdani and Muhammad Subhan Qureshi and Vito Laudadio},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={245 - 252}
}
In the last decade, there has been growing interest in the use of natural herbs and medicinal plants as feed additives in poultry diets to maximise their potential output. Ginger is one such potential rhizome with a wide range of medicinal effects. In broilers and layers, this plant has been used in different forms, doses and durations. In this review, documented effects of ginger in poultry feed on feed intake and feed conversion ratio, growth and weight gain, carcass yield, egg production and… 

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A study using 144 one-day-old Arbor Acres broilers was conducted to assess the effects of dried ginger root (Zingiber officinale) that was processed to particle sizes of 300, 149, 74, 37, and 8.4

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