A large scale poultry safety and study for phytogenic compounds in bropiler chickens

Peter Xiao, John He, Colin Pouton, Zhi Cheng Xiao

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Background: Various countries in the world have been using phytochemical agents derived from traditional plants in order to manage and control disease outbreaks in production animal. Poultry industry are also looking into alternatives to current industry feed ingredients and phytogenic compounds are one such alternatives. In the “western” world, even though these agents haven’t been used in animal husbandry, however plenty have been used for human pharmaceutical products. The lack of residue and toxicity data has been preventing phytogenic compounds to be used to combat disease in poultry. Current studies done by IRP focuses on the general health of broiler chickens by administering feed, with the natural compound that have been identified, such as, Berberine, Ursolci Acid and Piceid in different levels.

Methods and Results: 64 pens of 20 male broiler chickens with be used in this experiment. The treatments will be divided into eight (8) blocks and each block will be randomized. Southern Poultry Feed and Research, Inc. will conduct the randomization procedure for pen assignment for treatments and blocks. Source data will include the pen diagram and treatment assignment.

Conclusion: The actual results of the trial are submitted to the sponsors, Where the accurate data were obtained through trials that were conducted according to the procedures described in the protocol. No adverse reaction was observed in the test treatments and the data was collected in way that will not misrepresent the true effects, and the sponsor have obtained all relevant data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalApproaches in Poultry, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

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