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Hu Y.,Academy of Science & Technology of State Administration of GrainBeijing | Wang Y.,Academy of Science & Technology of State Administration of GrainBeijing | Li A.,Academy of Science & Technology of State Administration of GrainBeijing | Wang Z.,Sichuan Agricultural University | And 4 more authors.
Food and Agricultural Immunology | Year: 2016

This trial was conducted to determine the effects of solid-state fermented rapeseed meal (FRSM) on antioxidant functions, serum biochemical parameters and intestinal morphology of broilers. The rapeseed meal (RSM) was fermented with Bacillus subtilis, Candida utilis and Enterococcus faecalis. One hundred and eighty-day-old Arbor Acres broilers were randomly divided into three treatments: a corn-soybean meal based diet and two experimental diets in which the control diet was supplemented with 10.9% RSM or 9.41% FRSM. Results showed that the fermentation process can effectively increase crude protein or small peptides level, and decrease crude fiber level, glucosinolate, isothiocyanate, tannin and phytic acid level in RSM. The levels of serum total antioxidative capacity, total superoxide dismutase, total protein, albumin and glucose of birds fed FRSM were higher than birds fed RSM on days 21 and 42. FRSM also improved the intestinal morphology of broilers. The results indicate that FRSM can be effectively applied in broiler diets. © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Source

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