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Organic acid blend supplementation increases butyrate and acetate production in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium challenged broilers

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posted on 01.06.2021, 04:24 by Mashael R Aljumaah, Manal M Alkhulaifi, Alaeldein M Abudabos, Abdulaziz Alabdullatifb, Aarif H El-Mubarak, Ali R Al Suliman, Dragana StanleyDragana Stanley
The burden of enteric pathogens in poultry is growing after the ban of antibiotic use in animal production. Organic acids gained attention as a possible alternative to antibiotics due to their antimicrobial activities, improved nutrient metabolism and performance. The current study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of organic acid blend on broilers cecal microbiota, histomorphometric measurements, and short-chain fatty acid production in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium challenge model. Birds were divided into four treatments, including a negative control, positive control challenged with S. Typhimurium, group supplemented with an organic acid blend, and birds supplemented with organic acid blend and Salmonella challenged. Results illustrate significant differences in feed conversion ratios and production efficiency factor between treatment groups, however, the influence of organic acid supplement was marginal. Organic acid blend significantly increased cecal acetic and butyric acids concentrations when compared to unsupplemented groups and resulted in minor alterations of intestinal bacterial communities.

History

Volume

15

Issue

6

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

eISSN

1932-6203

ISSN

1932-6203

Location

United States

Publisher

Public Library of Science

Publisher License

CC BY

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

22/04/2020

External Author Affiliations

King Abulaziz City for Science and Technology, King Saud University Saudi Arabia; University of Gezira, Sudan;

Author Research Institute

Institute for Future Farming Systems

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Electronic-eCollection

Journal

PLoS ONE

Article Number

e0232831