375 Research paper – Franz – 2010 – Essential oils and aromatic plants in animal feeding – a European perspective A review

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375 Research paper – Franz – 2010 – Essential oils and aromatic plants in animal feeding – a European perspective A review

In Significant Impact Groups:
Prudent use AB \ Farmer
Species targeted: Pigs;Poultry;Dairy;
Age: Not stated;
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Country: AT
This article gives an overview of application of plant and herb extracts as substitute for antibiotics in livestock production. The authors are experts in the field of European as well as non-European herbs, plant extracts and aromatic plant substances, and contributed to the classification and standardisation of these substances. Depending on the intended applications, a portfolio of blends is possible. The article also shows the clear potential of traditional Chinese medice plants in improving livestock performance and health. Not all plant extracts are already accepted in European legislation, but leaves room for innovative solutions.