Effect of Spore-forming Probiotics on the Poultry Production: A Review

Anam Khalid1, Fatima Khalid1, Nida Mahreen2, Syed Hussain3, Muhammad Shahzad4, Salman Khan1, Zaigui Wang1,*
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1College of Life Science, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230036, China.
2Department of Horticulture, Ayyub Research Institute, Faisalabad 38850, Pakistan.
3Department of Zoology, Government College University, Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan.
4Department of Zoology, University of Education, Lahore 54770, Pakistan.
*Corresponding Author: Zaigui Wang, College of Life Science, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230036, China. E-mail:

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Received: Jul 01, 2022 ; Revised: Jul 28, 2022 ; Accepted: Aug 03, 2022

Published Online: Aug 04, 2022


Due to the bad aspects associated with the use of antibiotics, the pressure on poultry production prompted the efforts to find out suitable growth-promoting and disease-preventing alternatives. Although, many cost-effective alternatives have been developed. Currently, one of the most auspicious alternatives for poultry feed is spore-forming probiotics, which can exert more beneficial effects as compared to normal probiotics, because of their ability to withstand the harsh external and internal conditions which result in increased viability. Many studies have already used spore-forming probiotics to improve different parameters of poultry production. Our lab has recently isolated a spore-forming bacterial strain, which has the potential to be used as a probiotic. So, to provide a detailed understanding, the current review aimed to collect valuable references to describe the mechanism of action of spore-forming probiotics and their effect on all the key aspects of poultry production.

Keywords: Spore-forming Probiotics; Poultry feed; Growth performance; Health; Antibiotics