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Potential applications of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in poultry diets

  • R.U. KHAN (a1), S. NAZ (a2), Z. NIKOUSEFAT (a3), V. TUFARELLI (a4), M. JAVDANI (a3), M.S. QURESHI (a5) and V. LAUDADIO (a4)...
Abstract

In the last decade, there has been growing interest in the use of natural herbs and medicinal plants as feed additives in poultry diets to maximise their potential output. Ginger is one such potential rhizome with a wide range of medicinal effects. In broilers and layers, this plant has been used in different forms, doses and durations. In this review, documented effects of ginger in poultry feed on feed intake and feed conversion ratio, growth and weight gain, carcass yield, egg production and quality, antioxidants and blood biochemistry, with their possible mechanisms of action, are discussed.

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