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- Sakomura, Nilva K., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Campylobacter; Clostridium perfringens; DNA; Eimeria; Shigella; antibiotics; bacteria; broiler chickens; cecum; denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis; digesta; enteropathogens; essential oils; feed additives; feed supplements; humans; ileum; intestinal microorganisms; microbial communities; mixed infection; mixing; probiotics; sequence analysis
- ... A protective digestive microflora helps prevent and reduce broiler infection and colonization by enteropathogens. In the current experiment, broilers fed diets supplemented with probiotics and essential oil (EO) blends were infected with a standard mixed Eimeria spp. to determine effects of performance enhancers on ileal and cecal microbial communities (MCs). Eight treatment groups included four c ...