Probiotics application improves embryonic and post-hatch growth in layers and performance in broilers

Probiotics application improves embryonic and post-hatch growth in layers and performance in broilersThe rise of consumer awareness and demand for quality food products in the poultry industry has prompted a need for healthier alternatives to antibioti…
  • Probiotics application improves embryonic and post-hatch growth in layers and performance in broilers
  • The rise of consumer awareness and demand for quality food products in the poultry industry has prompted a need for healthier alternatives to antibiotics for increasing poultry production
  • In-ovo application of probiotics is a healthier alternative dietary supplement that effectively improves poultry health and growth performance

Background and Unmet Need:

Increased consumer awareness and demand for a healthy diet have highlighted the significant role of poultry products as a source of high-quality protein for human consumption. However, due to the increased demand, the poultry industry has adopted intensive rearing practices, including the use of antibiotics as a dietary supplement. Due to the negative side effects of antibiotics, probiotics have been used as a healthier alternative to promote growth. Healthier methods to increase production in the poultry industry are a constant need in this ever-growing market.

Technology:

UConn researchers have demonstrated that the administration of probiotics on early in-ovo stage improved several aspects of poultry production, including post-hatch, growth, and performance as seen as the improvement of feed conversion rate (FCR) and increase in other parameters including weight gain, carcass improvement, breast weight, and bone length. Additionally, in-ovo probiotic application also improved hatchability when compared to the untreated eggs.

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Advantages:

Healthy use of probiotics
Improved poultry production, including higher growth, weight gain, higher hatchability

Potential Applications:

Market Application:

This technology can be applied to both large and small-scale poultry production operations

Additional Information:

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Contact Information:

  • Name: Christopher Conners
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  • Email : christopher.conners@uconn.edu
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