392 Research paper – Gheisar – 2017 – Phytobiotics in poultry and swine nutrition – a reviewClick here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups:
Specific alternatives \ Pre-/probiotics
Species targeted: Poultry;Pigs;
Where to find the original material:
Country: South Korea
Bacterial resistance and antibiotic residues in animal products led to raising the concern in using antibiotics as growth promoters and finally resulted in the ban on using in-feed antibiotics in most of the developed countries. As an alternative, phytobiotics were recommended by researchers and nutritionists. Plenty of studies have been done using phytobiotics in poultry and swine nutrition so far. They have mostly shown the antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and growth promoting effects of phytobiotics. Antioxidative function of phytobiotics can positively affect the stability of animal feed and increase animal’s products quality and storage time. Generally, the available documents indicate the positive effects of phytobiotics on poultry and swine performance.