International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023
The Utilization of β-Glucan in Feed as Growth Promoter for Broilers: A Mini Review
Author(s): Nguyen Thuy Linh, Nguyen Hoang Qui, Nguyen Van Tho
Broiler production plays a crucial role in human nutrition by providing meat for consumption. Due to antibiotic resistance in broiler meat, the free antibiotic regulation has been issued in many countries around the world. By this way, the emerging problems for scientists are to find a new approach to improve broiler production while it is safe for human health. β-glucan is applicable and could be found in plants. Besides, β-glucan, a potential substance for broiler production which can increase growth rate, reduce disease infection and improve immunity by various biology contents. Some β-glucans have been shown to enhance gut health by increasing the introduction of new immunocytes, macrophage function, phagocytosis, and intestinal morphology. Therefore, β-glucans may provide a new instrument for poultry producers seeking to reduce or eliminate antibiotic use. This article offers a comprehensive overview of the current use of β-glucans as additives and their potential use as an antibiotic substitute in broilers.
Keywords: ?-Glucan, Growth Performance, Broilers, Nutrition
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