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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 1747-1753
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.203


Plant Derived Essential Oil in Ruminant Nutrition - A Review
Khwairakpam Ratika1* and R.K. James Singh2
1Division of Animal Nutrition, ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, India
2Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute,
Izatnagar, Bareilly-243122, India
 
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Feed additives are products used in animal nutrition to improve the quality of feed and the quality of food from animal origin, or to improve the animals’ performance and health. Use of herbal feed additives in animal nutrition is gaining importance due to ban of antibiotics as feed additives because of their possible contribution to emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria and transferring to humans when they consumed animal products. Therefore, herbal feed additives have attracted public interest, replacing antibiotics. Among the various herbal feed additives, the inclusion of essential oils in ruminant diets is nowadays becoming a common practice, since dietary supplementation has been proven a simple and convenient strategy to modulate ruminal fermentation to improve nutrient utilization in ruminants. A wide range of essential oils have the potential to act as multifunctional feed supplements for animals including effects on growth performance, digestive system, pathogenic bacterial growth and lipid oxidation.


Keywords: Essential oils, Ruminant, Performance, Feed additives
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Khwairakpam Ratika and James Singh, R.K. 2018. Plant Derived Essential Oil in Ruminant Nutrition - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 1747-1753. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.203