The effects of probiotics on Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella spp. with respect to the meat and the organs of slaughtered chickens

S. Ivanovic, M.Z. Baltic, N. Karabasil, S. Lilic
2010 Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry  
Our research deals with the effects of probiotics on Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella spp. with respect to the meat and organs of slaughtered chickens. For the scope of our experiment, we used 250 one-day old chicks, divided into 5 groups. Initially, control chicken group was fed with feed not containing probiotics. Other groups were fed with feed containing different probiotics. Fattening-intended food was standardized for all groups. All chicken groups were exposed to the same ambient
more » ... e same ambient conditions. Following 42 days period of fattening, chickens were slaughtered. We took 30 samples of liver, intestine and swabs from perianal region for the needs of bacteriological examination. Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. were determined by selective media. On the basis of obtained results, we can say that the application of probiotics in chicken feed reduces considerably the onset of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella spp. in meat and organs.
doi:10.2298/bah1006393i fatcat:bqk5qkpp4zdxxbt6bep6mihpaa