Role of Mushroom as Dietary Supplement on Performance of Poultry

Sohail Hassan Khan, Nasir Mukhtar, Javid Iqbal
  • Journal of Dietary Supplements, July 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/19390211.2018.1472707

To determine the effect of mushroom on performance of broilers and layers

What is it about?

The objective of the present review is to determine the effect of dietary mushroom on performance of broilers and layers in addition to finding the possiblemechanism for its potential to enhance performance in chickens. it may concluded from different studies that mushrooms and their polysaccharides can play important roles in poultry production: (1) Polysaccharides in mushrooms may act as immune enhancers or immunomodulators and show antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic bioactivities; (2) phenolic compounds of mushrooms may act as antioxidants; (3) mushrooms in broiler’s diet may be used as growth promoters as an alternative to antibiotics; (4) mushrooms in the diet may improve egg production and quality; (5) mushrooms may be used as a safe and effective alternative for inducing molt,enhancing immunity, reducing Salmonella growth, and returning to egg production.

Why is it important?

Mushrooms in broilers’ diet may be used as growth promoters instead of antibiotics. The effect of mushroom polysaccharide extract was more pronounced under disease challenge rather than that under “normal” states. The use of mushroom in layer diets is beneficial in improvement of egg production and quality. Mushrooms may be used as a safe and effective alternative for inducing molt, enhancing immunity, reducing Salmonella growth, and returning to egg production.

Perspectives

Sohail Hassan Khan

Writing this review article was golden opportunity to collect valuable information on subject with the collaboration of co-authors. Topic is very interesting for readers and valuable for all stakeholders. The extract of this review is that mushrooms in broilers’ diet may be used as growth promoters instead of antibiotics.

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