Effect of different levels of copper nanoparticles and copper sulphate on performance, metabolism and blood biochemical profiles in broiler chicken

A. Scott, K. P. Vadalasetty, M. Łukasiewicz, S. Jaworski, M. Wierzbicki, A. Chwalibog, E. Sawosz
  • Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, June 2017, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/jpn.12754

Can copper nanoparticles improve chicken performance?

What is it about?

Injecting in ovo of copper nanoparticles at day 1 of incubation increased significantly chicken performance, reduced blood cholesterol, and Cu excretion compared to copper sulphate and non injected control groups.

Why is it important?

Copper nanoparticles because it's small size and unique physicochemical properties, it may apply in much lower concentration with better bioavailability as compared to the copper sulphate and may reduce Cu excretion in faeces.


Mr Abdullah Scott
Copenhagen University

Copper nanoparticles is a new technology which made to reduce the amount of Cu used in poultry feed; in addition, increase Cu availability. However, it needs further work to illustrate the mechanism of action of those nanoparticles and their entrance to the epithelial cells.

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The following have contributed to this page: André Chwalibog, Dr. ABDULLAH SKOT, and Mr Abdullah Scott