Feed Strategy - March 2018 - 45
FeedStrategy ❙ 45
Feeding a Mediterranean diet to broilers (0-35 days of age)*
Weight gain (g/day)
Feed intake (g/day)
a,b: Means within a row with different superscript are signiﬁcantly different.
*Data courtesy of Nor-Group (Denmark)
Results of a recent trial in Southeast Asia are encouraging, as birds appeared to respond to antibiotics
(positive control) or antioxidant support (Mediterranean).
Mediterranean diet (one with the
extracts mentioned above but without any antibiotics).
Results are encouraging (see
the table) as birds appeared to respond to antibiotics or antioxidant
support. A higher growth potential (albeit marginal) manifested
itself more clearly into significantly
improved feed conversion ratio.
Naturally, such preliminary results require further verification
and clarification. But, nevertheless, they point to the interesting
notion that antioxidant nutrition
(a "Mediterranean diet" is perhaps better from a marketing point
of view) requires our attention. ■
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Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., is an animal nutrition industry consultant. To contact Mavromichalis, email
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