Unconventional plants as a source of phytochemicals for broiler chicken

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José Alfredo Martínez Aispuro http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1695-598X
José Luis Figueroa Velasco
María Teresa Sánchez-Torres http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1925-6658
José Luis Cordero Mora http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6782-4819

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Objective: To carry out a review to know the modes of action and the commercial application of unconventional plants as growth promoters in broiler chicken production.
Design / Methodology/Approach: A bibliographic review of unconventional and commonly used plants was carried out, which have shown efficacy as growth promoters on broiler chickens.
Results: Numerous reports have demonstrated the efficacy of phytochemicals present in plants as antioxidants, antimicrobials, and immune-stimulants.
Limitations of the study / Implications: Alternative use of unconventional plants can help to develop sustainable production systems and the production of innocuous meat products.
Findings / Conclusions: The use of additives of natural origin in poultry feed represents a viable option to replace or reduce the use of antibiotics and growth promoters on broiler chickens.

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