New Book: Probiotics in Poultry Production

This book gives a comprehensive overview of the mode of action of probiotics and the theories behind it.

In addition, it highlights the main benefits of using probiotics in poultry production, such as maintaining gut health and integrity, reducing gut inflammation, modulating the immune system, preventing bacterial lameness, preventing reproductive tract infections, combating various enteric pathogens and improving performance.

The chapters of this book illustrate various studies which show the efficacy of probiotics in reducing livestock and poultry diseases, potentially reducing the need for antibiotic intervention, in addition to improving production performance.

Probiotics in Poultry Production

Edited by Wael H A Abdelrahman


  • Introduction
  • Probiotics – basic concept, mode of action and product development aspects
  • Probiotics and intestinal inflammation in poultry
  • Influence of probiotics on intestinal structure and barrier functionality of poultry
  • Intestinal integrity and the reduction of leg abnormalities in poultry
  • Bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis and lameness in broilers: pathogenesis, experimental models, and preventative treatments
  • Probiotics as alternatives to antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs) in broiler nutrition: modes of action and effects on performance
  • Probiotics and Campylobacter colonization control in poultry
  • Probiotics in laying hens – prevention of reproductive tract infections
  • Probiotics as a strategy to fight necrotic enteritis in chicken
  • Probiotics for salmonella control in poultry
  • Probiotics and coccidiosis control in poultry

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