Role of Probiotics in Poultry Production – Biological Times

Role of Probiotics in Poultry Production

Publication Date : 26/02/2023

Author(s) :

Basit Munir.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(02 - 2023)

Abstract :

Chicken has the highest population among food animals all over the world. It is reared on farms all over the world being cheap in price as compared to other food animals. However, the usage of antibiotic growth promoters has resulted in the reduction of resistance against pathogens. As a result, the farmers were facing losses. The European Union banned the usage of antimicrobials and probiotics have taken the place of antimicrobials. Probiotics are the live microbes that when added to feed help the animal fights against pathogens by either releasing substances or by enhancing the immune response. The advantages of using the probiotics-added feed cannot be denied as they increase the production, performance, product quality, strength of the bones, immune response, size of the gastrointestinal tract, and the number of intestinal villi.

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