391 Research paper – Omonijo – 2018 – Essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics in swine production

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391 Research paper – Omonijo – 2018 – Essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics in swine production

In Significant Impact Groups:
Specific alternatives \ Immunomodulators
Species targeted: Pigs;
Age: Young;Adult;
Summary:
Where to find the original material:
Country: Canada, China
This review article summarizes the efficacy, feasibility and potential mechanisms of the application of essential oils as antibiotic alternatives in swine production. The effects of essential oils on inflammation, oxidative stress, microbiome, gut chemosensing and bacterial quorumsensing (QS) have led to better production performance of animals fed essential oils in a number ofstudies. It has been demonstrated that essential oils have good potential as antibiotic alternatives in feedsfor swine production. The combination of different essential oils and other compounds (synergistic ef-fect) such as organic acids seems to be a promising approach to improve the efficacy and safety ofessential oils in applications.