Barley β-glucan in poultry diets

Jacqueline P. Jacob, Anthony J. Pescatore

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There has been an increased interest in the use of immunomodulators as substitutes for antibiotics in food animal production. Beta-glucans from yeast and fungi may be ideal substitutes because of their positive effects on the avian immune system without adversely affecting poultry performance. Barley β-glucans, however, have not shown this potential due to the adverse effects dietary inclusion of barley has on poultry performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
JournalAnnals of Translational Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014

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  • Barley
  • Poultry
  • β-glucans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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