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Functional Additives
Friday, May 22, 2009 5:33:53 PM
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Phytogenics in poultry production
  
Tobias Steiner
 
 

Phytogenic feed additives have gained considerable attention in the feed industry and producers are increasingly incorporating them into feeding programmes, as the significance of gut health for optimised feed efficiency has become more and more evident in present times of rising prices for feed ingredients.

Originating from plant materials, phytogenics have flavouring properties as well as biological activities. Antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant and many other biological activities have been found in various phytogenic feed compounds.  However, the mode of action is versatile and still needs further scientific evaluation.
 
 

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