Essential Oils May Reduce Antibiotic Use in Chicken

  Overuse of antibiotics becoming a problem Essential oils may be a way to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to chicken.  Antibotics have been shown to boost growth and gut health when given with feed.  But fear of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has everyone looking to reduce their use.  This is where essential oils come in.  They have been shown to also improve growth and gut health. Global animal nutrition business, Cargill, performed studies on a variety of different feed additives, including essential oils, probiotics, yeast derivatives and medium chain fatty acids…

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