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dc.title Effect of chamomile supplements to feeding doses on antimicrobial parameters in poultry en
dc.contributor.author Jakubcová, Zuzana
dc.contributor.author Zeman, Ladislav
dc.contributor.author Mareš, Petr
dc.contributor.author Mlček, Jiří
dc.contributor.author Juríková, Tünde
dc.contributor.author Dostalová, Lenka
dc.contributor.author Mrazková, Eva
dc.contributor.author Mrkvicová, Eva
dc.contributor.author Balla, Štefan
dc.contributor.author Sochor, Jiří
dc.relation.ispartof Potravinárstvo
dc.identifier.issn 1338-0230 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2014
utb.relation.volume 8
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 228
dc.citation.epage 232
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher HACCP Consulting
dc.identifier.doi 10.5219/383
dc.relation.uri http://www.potravinarstvo.com/journal1/index.php/potravinarstvo/article/view/383
dc.subject Chamomile en
dc.subject Clostridium perfingens en
dc.subject Escherichia coli en
dc.subject Poultry en
dc.description.abstract Due to a ban of use of antibiotic growth promoters in the poultry industry it is necessary to look for alternative solutions. The use of some herbs showing antimicrobial effects can be one of such alternatives. In this experiment, effects of three different concentrations of chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) extract, (0.3%; 0.6% and 1.2%) in feeding doses on the microbial population in the gastrointestinal tract of growing broiler chickens were studied. The main attention was paid to the population of Clostridium perfringens and to numbers of coliform microbes. Clostridia were cultivated under anaerobic conditions at 46 °C on the Tryptone Sulfite Neomycin (TSN) agar for a period of 24 hours. Coliform microbes were grown on the violet red bile lactose (VRBL) agar at 37 °C for a period of 24 hours. The experiment lasted 39 days and involved 80 chicks that were slaughtered in the course of their growth period at the age of 18, 25, 32 and 39 days; there were 5 chicks in each group. The obtained results indicated that increasing doses of chamomile in the feeding ration decreased numbers of coliform microbes in the digestive tract of chicks and also reduced the population of C. perfingens. © 2014 Potravinarstvo. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Technology
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1004533
utb.identifier.obdid 43873278
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84928239178
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T11:39:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T11:39:13Z
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Mlček, Jiří
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