Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
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Fermented Leaves in Broiler Rations: Effects on Growth Performance, Physiological Condition, and Meat Characteristics

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Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Acta Vet Eurasia 2021; 47: 44-50
DOI: 10.5152/actavet.2020.20054
Read: 56 Downloads: 35 Published: 23 December 2020

In recent years, the increasing price of protein-rich feed ingredients and retraction of antibiotic growth promoters from diets have become serious problems for broiler producers worldwide. Plant leaves are considered as alternative and cheap protein-rich feed ingredient for broilers owing to their high protein content. Studies have also shown that fermented plant leaves could serve as natural growth promoter, which is beneficial for broilers during the post-antibiotic era. Fermented leaves can also be used as natural antimicrobial and antioxidant agents for broilers as they consist of phytochemical compounds. This review presents the effects of dietary incorporation of fermented plant leaves on growth performance, physiological condition, and meat characteristics of broiler chickens based on the most recent literature.  

Cite this article as: Sugiharto, S., 2021. Fermented Leaves in Broiler Rations: Effects on Growth Performance, Physiological Condition, and Meat Characteristics. Acta Vet Eurasia 47, 44-50.

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