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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 2521-2532
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.287


Effect of Butyric Acid Supplementation on Gut Health in Broiler Chicken
D. Nataraja1*, V. Malathi1, J. N. Sreedhara1, Jayanaik1 and B. Kavitha Rani2
1Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru- 560024, India
2Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College, Shivamogga,
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted using 600 broiler chicks to investigate the effect of four levels of butyric acid (0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 %) on gut health from day 1 to 42 days. Influence of butyric acid on pH in different sections of the small intestine, gut histomorphology and the microbial load in the caecum was tested on 21 days and 42 days of the trial. Gut pH was significantly higher in duodenum and ileum on day 21 and only duodenum on day 42. Caecal E. coli, Salmonella spp. and Clostridium spp. count was significantly lower and Lactobacilli spp. count was significantly higher in butyric acid supplemented groups. Intestinal villous height was significantly higher in duodenum, jejunum on day 21 and duodenum, jejunum and ileum on day 42, intestinal crypt depth was significantly higher in all sections of small intestine except in ileum on day 42 in BA supplemented groups. Except in ileum on day 21, the goblet cell count was significantly higher in all sections of the small intestine in treated groups.


Keywords: Gut health, E. coli, Duodenum, Goblet cells, Gut pH
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Nataraja, D., V. Malathi, J. N. Sreedhara, Jayanaik and Kavitha Rani, B. 2020. Effect of Butyric Acid Supplementation on Gut Health in Broiler Chicken.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 2521-2532. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.287