Inulīna ietekme uz broilercāļu gremošanas trakta morfofunkcionālo statusu

Translated title of the contribution: Impact of Prebiotic on Chicken Digestive Tract Morphofunctional Status

Aleksandrs Jemeļjanovs, Inese Zītare, Anda Valdovska, Vera Krastiņa, Māra Pilmane, Līga Proškina

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A study was conducted to test the effect of Jerusalem artichoke (JA) in dry form on digestive tract. The trial involved 60 cross ROSS 308 broiler chickens divided in three groups. All chickens were fed with commercial basic feed, nutrition value conforms cross ROSS 308 regalement. Feed ration of the first group chickens was supplemented with additive - JA in dry form in 0.5% concentration, the second group- with the same JA dry form in 1% concentration, the third group – without supplement. Two birds from each group were slaughtered at trial beginning in 7th, further - 28th and 42nd days of age. Tissue samples from the duodenum and ileum of each chicken were histo-morphologically examined to determine the villi heights, thickness of lamina propria and epithelium, crypt depths. Supplement of JA dry form inclusion in basic feed did not change the broiler chicken performance in first and second groups compared with control. An increase of villi height was observed in duodenum and small intestine of birds at 28th day of age to witch was given 1% supplement of JA. At the same time in villi mucosa of ileum of these chickens inflammation was observed starting from 28th day of age and continued to till 42th day. These results confirm that feed supplemented with JA in dry form in 0.5 % concentration had not an effect on microstructure and mucosa of small intestine in comparison with additive in 1% concentration
Translated title of the contributionImpact of Prebiotic on Chicken Digestive Tract Morphofunctional Status
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationDzīvnieki. Veselība. Pārtikas higiēna
Subtitle of host publicationkonferences "Veterinārmedicīnas zinātnes un prakses aktualitātes" raksti
Place of PublicationJelgava
PublisherLatvia University of Agriculture
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Scientific Conference Animals. Health. Food Quality: Current events in veterinary research and practice - Jelgava, Latvia
Duration: 22 Nov 201223 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameVeterinārmedicīnas Raksti
ISSN (Print)1407-1754


ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference Animals. Health. Food Quality
OtherStarptautiskās zinātniskās konferences "Dzīvnieki. Veselība. Pārtikas higiēna" konference „Veterinārmedicīnas zinātnes un prakses aktualitātes”
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  • prebiotic
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • chickens

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 4.3 Veterinary science

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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