Potency of probiotics Bifidobacterium spp. And Lactobacillus casei to improve growth performance and business analysis in organic laying hens

Widya Paramita Lokapirnasari, Teguh Bagus Pribadi, Anam Al Arif, Soeharsono Soeharsono, Sri Hidanah, Nenny Harijani, Rifqy Najwan, Khoirul Huda, Hana Cipka Pramuda Wardhani, Nabil Fariz Noor Rahman, Andreas Berny Yulianto

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Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to determine the use of probiotics Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus casei as alternative antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) to improve growth performance and business analysis. Materials and Methods: This study used a completely randomized factorial design. The first factor was the time of administration (1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks) and the second was the use of probiotics (control without probiotics; 0.1% AGP and 0.5% Bifidobacterium spp. + 0.25% L. casei). One hundred and eighty laying hens (Lohmann strain), of 30 weeks old, were divided into 12 treatment groups, composed of five replicates, each consisting of three laying hens. Results: The results showed that using 0.5% Bifidobacterium spp. + 0.25% L. casei in weeks 1 and 2 showed the lowest feed intake (FI) (112.11-112.19 g/day), the highest egg weight (60.28 g) in the 1st week, the lowest feed conversion ratio (FCR) (2.21-2.23), and highest feed efficiency (44.75-45.25%) for 3-4 weeks, and the highest hen-day production (86.66-86.90%) for 3-4 weeks and the most profitable business analysis (IDR. 30,353). Conclusion: Based on the results, it can be concluded that the addition of 0.5% Bifidobacterium spp. + 25% L. casei probiotics can be used as a substitute for AGP; it can reduce the FI and FCR, increasing egg weight, feed efficiency, and hen-day production, as well as illustrating the results of the most profitable business analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-867
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary World
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Antibiotic growth promoters
  • Business analysis
  • Growth performance
  • Hen-day production
  • Probiotics

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