Investigations into synergistic effects of butyrate glycerides with plant extracts for reducing the use of antibiotics in chicken production


Principal Investigator

Joshua Gong, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Shayan Sharif, University of Guelph; Bruce Rathgeber, Dalhousie University

Year the work was done

2018-2023

Overall objective

  • To investigate synergistic effects of butyrate glycerides with plant extracts to promote chicken growth performance and to control necrotic enteritis in chickens.

This research applies to

Breeders, Broilers, Layers

This research was supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Poultry Research Council, Sunwin Biotech, Organic Cluster and Acadian Seaplants Ltd.