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Title: Allium-Based Phytobiotic for Laying Hens’ Supplementation: Effects on Productivity, Egg Quality, and Fecal Microbiota
Authors: Ruesga Gutiérrez, Edmundo
Ruvalcaba Gómez, José Martín
Gómez Godínez, Lorena Jacqueline
Villagrán de la Mora, Blanca Zuamí
Gómez Rodríguez, Víctor Manuel
Heredia Nava, Darwin
Ramírez Vega, Humberto
Arteaga Garibay, Ramón Ignacio
Keywords: garlic
high-throughput sequencing
Salmonella Pullorum
Issue Date: Jan-2022
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Ruesga-Gutiérrez, E.; Ruvalcaba-Gómez, J.M.; Gómez-Godínez, L.J.; Villagrán, Z.; Gómez-Rodríguez, V.M.; Heredia-Nava, D.; Ramírez-Vega, H.; Arteaga-Garibay, R.I. Allium-Based Phytobiotic for Laying Hens’ Supplementation: Effects on Productivity, Egg Quality, and Fecal Microbiota. Microorganisms 2022, 10, 117. microorganisms10010117
Series/Report no.: Microorganisms;2022, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 117
Abstract: Abstract: The poultry industry is constantly demanding novel strategies to improve the productivity and health status of hens, prioritizing those based on the holistic use of natural resources. This study aimed to assess the effects of an Allium-based phytobiotic on productivity, egg quality, and fecal microbiota of laying hens. One hundred and ninety-two 14-week-old Lohmann Lite LSL hens were allocated into an experimental farm, fed with a commercial concentrate with and without the Allium-based phytobiotic, and challenged against Salmonella. Productivity, egg quality, and fecal microbiota were monitored for 20 weeks. Results showed that the phytobiotic caused an increase on the number of eggs laid (p < 0.05) and in the feed conversion rate (p < 0.05); meanwhile, egg quality, expressed as egg weight, albumin height, haugh units, egg shell strength, and egg shell thickness remained unchanged (p > 0.05), although yolk color was decreased. Fecal microbiota structure was also modified, indicating a modulation of the gut microbiota by increasing the presence of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes but reducing Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria phyla. Predicted changes in the functional profiles of fecal microbiota suggest alterations in metabolic activities that could be responsible for the improvement and maintenance of productivity and egg quality when the phytobiotic was supplemented; thus, Allium-based phytobiotic has a major impact on the performance of laying hens associated with a possible gut microbiota modulation.
Description: Artículo
ISSN: 2076-2607
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