Use of herbs and spices and their extracts in animal nutrition

Authors

  • Tamara FRANKIČ Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Dept. of Animal Science, Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia
  • Mojca VOLJČ Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Zootechnical Dep., Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia
  • Janez SALOBIR Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Zootechnical Dep., Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia
  • Vida REZAR Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Zootechnical Dep., Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2009.94.2.14834

Keywords:

animal husbandry, pigs, ruminants, poultry, animal nutrition, herbs, spices, plant extracts

Abstract

The ban on nutritive antibiotic use in Europe and the increased awareness of the consumers triggered a need for natural and safe feed additives to achieve better production results of farm animals. Plant extracts are used in animal nutrition as appetite and digestion stimulants, stimulants of physiological functions, for prevention and treatment of certain pathological conditions, as colorants and antioxidants. This article is a review of present literature data on the usage of plant extracts in poultry, pig and ruminant nutrition.

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Published

11. 12. 2009

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Review Article

How to Cite

FRANKIČ, T., VOLJČ, M., SALOBIR, J., & REZAR, V. (2009). Use of herbs and spices and their extracts in animal nutrition. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 94(2), 95–102. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2009.94.2.14834

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