Early feeding of prebiotics on development of the digestive system and gut

University of New England

  • Project code: PRJ-000631

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, May 1, 2005

  • Project completion date: Friday, October 24, 2008

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 4-Ensuring food safety of Australian chicken meat


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

University of New England

Objective Summary

To evaluate whether provision of low-molecular weight carbohydrates (oligomers of mannose galactose xylose or glucose) from hatch up to 7 days of age will affect development of the digestive system gut microflora and the immune function of broilers.