Essential oils have received attention in recent years as potential ‘natural’ alternatives for replacing antibiotic growth promoters in animal diets due to their positive impact on growth performance, gut microbiota and welfare.
As its know that antibiotic growth promoters for animal diets have been banned in the European Union since 2006, and so does will be expected to be banned soon in the US.
Essential oils such as turmeric oil; garlic oil, are perceived as growth promoters in poultry diets. Animal trial results, however, are considerably variable which relate to the experimental essential oils, animals, diets, and environment.
As its fact from the many researchs the positive effects of essential oils on digestive enzyme secretion from pancreas and intestinal mucosal have been reported in many broiler studies. These effects were confirmed by the increased digestibility of nutrients, and improvement in growth performance when environmental conditions and hygienic conditions are at least in normal conditions.
As Essential oils are also flavours, they are expected to stimulate appetite, which is particularly crucial for young animals to thrive. There are several hypotheses for the mechanisms that are involved in the stimulation of appetite, namely the aroma typical of Essential oils, improvement of feed digestibility, and increased fermentation of undigested fibrous feed particles in the most distal part of the gut due to a shift in the profile of gut microbiota.
The beneficial impact of Essential oils in the modulation of gut microbiota is interlinked with health and immunity, and as a consequence will affect growth performance and welfare.
Therefore FEEDVIT serves 2 types of alternatives of its products called INTERCOOLER & FORT OIL have contents many kind of essential oils blends of Turmeric Oil, Garlic Oil, Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Thymol (Thyme Oil) , is able to effectively target bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, while sparing other bacteria to beneficially modulate the gut microbiota. These characteristics could be a useful alternative to antibiotic growth promoters in animal diets.