Spirulina algae appear to have the ability to play a key role in poultry nutrition.
Numerous scientists have found that using algae in the diet of industrial poultry can improve the feed quality of these birds.
The results of studies show that algae have valuable nutrients and their digestibility is at acceptable levels.
Researchers in a study found that using 0.1% algae in laying poultry feed could reduce bird spleen bacteria by 87%.
The presence of 1.5 to 12 percent of this alga in the diet of breeders poultry can lead to a 9 percent increase in bird fertility.
Also, it seems that the use of this substance by 5% in the diet of broilers can increase the growth rate of these birds by 3% and reduce the mortality rate by 2%.
Spirulina-enriched feeds can provide many of the important amino acids and trace elements needed by poultry. On the other hand, it seems that this combination plays a key role in strengthening the immune system of poultry and helps the bird to withstand all kinds of stress.
Evaluations indicate that the preparation and production of organic feed for poultry requires more costs than conventional feed.
The French National Council, meanwhile, acknowledged last week that spirulina had the potential to be used to combat malnutrition in the country.
Studies have shown that this alga can also help produce oxygen.
In recent years, countries such as China, the United States, India, and France have pioneered the production of this algae. According to estimates, the production of this alga in France has doubled from 2014 to 2018, reaching more than 60,000 square meters.
It should be noted that structurally, scientists classify algae into two major categories (macroscopic algae) and microalgae (microscopic algae). Although macroscopic algae must grow in water-rich environments, microscopic algae can grow in a variety of environmental conditions, so it is possible to produce and multiply them in processing centers.