Supplementation of Synbiotic Content of Moringa oleifera Extract and Lactobacillus to Improve Growth Performance in Starter Phase Diet of Broiler Chicken


  • Widya P. Lokapirnasari Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Mirni Lamid Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Rochmah Kurnijasanti Department of Veterinary Basic Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Nova Teriyanto Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Ajeng T. Kartika Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Evania H. Chandra Magister of Veterinary Agribusiness, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Kornelia K. Riong Magister of Veterinary Agribusiness, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Andreas B. Yulianto Sains Veteriner Doctoral Program, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia


Broiler, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, Moringa oleifera extract


Prebiotics are substrates that can be used to increase the growth of probiotics. Oligosaccharides, polysaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides have important functions as prebiotics to improve intestinal health through increased growth of beneficial bacteria. Synbiotics are combinations of probiotic bacteria and prebiotic food ingredients. This study examined the synbiotic effects of Moringa oleifera extract as prebiotic and probiotic incorporating Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum on the growth performance starter phase of broiler chickens. The dietary treatments comprised of the starter basal diet control and supplemented with 1% prebiotic + 1% probiotic, 2% prebiotic + 1% probiotic and 1% prebiotic + 2% probiotic, 2% prebiotic + 2% probiotic, respectively. The results showed that there is a significant difference (p<0.05) between control and treatment. Furthermore, the supplementation of 1% prebiotic + 2% probiotic produces the highest body weight values. Meanwhile, the lowest feed conversion ratio (FCR) and the highest feed efficiency were supplemented with 1% prebiotic + 2% probiotic, 2% prebiotic + 2% probiotic, 1% prebiotic + 1% probiotic, which was similar to the supplementation with 2% prebiotic + 1% probiotic, while the lowest feed consumption was found in 2% prebiotic + 2% probiotic. Therefore, based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that supplementation of 1% to 2% prebiotic and 1% to 2% probiotic has the ability to enhance the production performance of starter phase broilers compared to the control. 


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How to Cite

Lokapirnasari, W. P., Lamid, M., Kurnijasanti, R., Teriyanto, N., Kartika, A. T., Chandra, E. H., … Yulianto, A. B. (2020). Supplementation of Synbiotic Content of Moringa oleifera Extract and Lactobacillus to Improve Growth Performance in Starter Phase Diet of Broiler Chicken. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 4(12), 1096–1100. Retrieved from