Barley β-glucan in poultry diets

Jacqueline P. Jacob, Anthony J. Pescatore

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Abstract

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
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

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Keywords

  • Barley
  • Poultry
  • β-glucans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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