Effect of thyme essential oil on productive performance of broiler chickens a-review

Document Type : Review


1 Department of Animal and Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt.

2 Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Suhag University, Egypt


Phytogenic can be supplemented to diet as an alternative to ameliorate activities of digestive enzyme and therefore improving broilers performance. Thyme essential oil has the biological activity of substances with different chemical compositions and concentrations which can play important roles in antioxidative, antigenotoxic, and antimicrobial. In addition to improving immune response and kidney and liver function of broiler. The scientific goal of this study is to give an overview of the effect of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L) on performance, carcass characteristics, nutrient digestibility, and some blood biochemistry of broilers.