Aromatic Plants and Herbs in Animal Nutrition and Health
Feed Additives: Aromatic Plants and Herbs in Animal Nutrition and Health explores the use of aromatic plants and their extracts, including essential oils in animal nutrition. It provides details about the development of bacteria resistance to antibiotics. All chapters provide a holistic approach on how aromatic plants can provide an efficient solution to animal health, also covering the main categories of animals, including poultry, pigs, ruminants and aquaculture. This book represents an up-to-date review of the existing knowledge on aromatic plants, both in vitro and in vivo and the basis for future research.
- Covers different categories of animals and novel feed trends with functional properties
- Examines a variety of natural sources based on plant functional substances to promote antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties and digestive stimulations
- Explores the chemistry and mechanism of action of plant extracts in animal nutrition
- Includes sustainable solutions for the use of natural additives as growth promoters
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Offers the latest research in alternative substances to antibiotics and their applications in animal feed to support a healthier and safer food supply