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Effect of agave oligofructose feed on egg production from laying hens

Journal: REVISTA MVZ CÓRDOBA (Vol.24, No. 1)

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Page : 7108-7112

Keywords : bifidobacteria; chromatography; fructans; polyamines; prebiotics;

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Objective. To determine egg production in laying hens treated with oligofructose from agave. Materials and methods. Eighteen weeks old Hy-line W-36 hens (n=300) were distributed randomly into 3 treatment groups: no feed supplementation (control) or feed supplementation with 0.1% of 0.2% oligofructose from agave (OFA). Hens were monitored from development until 30 weeks of egg laying. Results. A significant (p<0.05) increase in the percent of egg-laying hens as well as increased in egg weight and egg quality occurred in hens from the OFA treatment groups relative to the control hens. Significantly lower levels (p<0.05) of fecal putrescine were observed in hens from the OFA treatment groups. Conclusions. The oligofructose from agave may be used as an alternative feed additive in laying hens.

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