Astaxanthin as a Potential Antioxidant to Improve Health and Production Performance of Broiler Chicken

Herinda Pertiwi, Mohamad Yusril Nur Mahendra, Juriah Kamaludeen

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Abstract

Recent interest in carotenoids has increased due to their antioxidant and production performance. Astaxanthin (AST) is a xanthophyll carotenoid abundantly distributed in microalgae, which is described as a highly potent antioxidant. Therefore, recent studies have tended to investigate the role of antioxidants in improving metabolic processes and physiological functioning of the body. It is now evident that AST could significantly reduce free radicals and oxidative stress and help to maintain a healthy state. Moreover, AST also could improve the performance of broiler chicken by increasing the daily feed intake, followed by improvement in the food conversion rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4919442
JournalVeterinary Medicine International
Volume2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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