Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Article

AJVS. 2017; 55(2): 91-97

The Effect of Fermented Wheat Germ Extract on Biochemical, Physiological and Performance Parameters of Broiler Chickens

Hany Ellakany, Abd El-Hamid El-Sayed, Fadia Soliman, Ahmed Elbestawy.

Fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE) is a multisubstance composition contains 2-methoxy benzoquinone and 2, 6-dimethoxy benzoquinone which are likely to exert some of its biological effects as well as it is a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. An experimental trial of FWGE supplementation to broiler feed from one day old with a rate of 0.5, 1.5 and 3 g/kg feed was tried. Results revealed that all doses of FWGE increased body weight significantly (p≤0.05), especially with the dose of 3 g/kg feed. Also, FCR values decreased significantly (p≤0.05) in the FWGE treated groups. Regarding biochemical analysis at 35 days old, the most significant results obtained with the doses of 1.5 and 3 g FWGE/kg feed especially in SGOT, SGPT, creatinine, uric acid, total protein, glucose, and triglycerides levels. Physiologically, FWGE only increased hemoglobin concentration significantly (p≤0.05) without alteration of red blood and white blood cells counts. There was also a significant increase (p≤0.05) in the intestinal weight in relation to carcass weight% and a significant decrease (p≤0.05) in the liver and total body fat weights in relation to carcass weight%. At 45 days (10 days after vNDV challenge), the mortality rates were 60% in the non-treated non-vaccinated challenged chicken group 5 and 4% in the non-treated vaccinated challenged chicken group 4 without appearance of any mortality in the 3 FWGE treated groups. Also, addition of FWGE had a positive effect on HI titers for NDV in the collected serum samples at 45 days old.

Key words: Fermented Wheat Germ Extract, broiler, challenge

Similar Articles

Effect of freeze-dried kombucha culture on microbial composition and assessment of metabolic dynamics during fermentation.
Fabricio MF, Mann MB, Kothe CI, Frazzon J, Tischer B, Flôres SH, Ayub MAZ
Food microbiology. 2022; 101(): 103889

Plant-based antimicrobials inactivate Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica on melons grown in different regions of the United States.
Zhu L, Wei Q, Porchas M, Brierley P, Friedman M, Crosby K, Patil B, Ravishankar S
Food microbiology. 2022; 101(): 103876

Karyotyping of Fusarium oxysporum by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis and the Germ Tube Burst Method.
Ayukawa Y, Taga M
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2391(): 31-43

extract promotes M2 polarization and reduces oligomeric amyloid-β-induced inflammatory reactions in microglial cells.
Sun ZQ, Liu JF, Luo W, Wong CH, So KF, Hu Y, Chiu K
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 203-209

Assessment of Topical and Transdermal Penetration of Curcuma heyneana Rhizome Extract in Rat Skin: Histological Analysis.
Kusumawati I, Rohmania , Warsito MF, Hestianah EP
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2343(): 299-307

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites