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Essential oils and organic acids in broilers: the right combination of molecules to enhance gut microflora balance, growth and feed efficiency

 
Delphine Melchiors
 
 
In poultry production, feeding represents a large part of the total production cost. Consequently, both public and private research institutes continuously investigate feed additives that benefit the birds' zootechnical performance and ensure a good return-on-investment for the producers.

 

In the last 15 years, this research topic has gained even more interest in the light of the search for alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters after the ban of the latter in the European Union as well as the general worldwide trend to use more natural products.

 
 
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