With the continuous genetic improvement of broilers, layers and breeders, productivity has improved to a great extent in India in the last 15 years. Along with the genetic development, the nutritional requirements of the birds also have undergone tremendous changes.
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Keywords: probiotics, antibiotics, growth promoters, genetics, Venkateshwara, India, nutrition, poultry diets, digestive microflora, GI tract, clostridium, salmonella, lactobacilli, streptococcus, lactic acids, selenium.