The Benefits of Natural Supplements
The global essential oil market is growing, and the sale of bulk essential oils continues to increase, however, to maintain consumer confidence and increased feed consumption animal products must be of a consistently high quality. To improve and enrich animal foods, bioactive composites such as essential oils may be added to prevent oxidation and spoilage by harmful bacteria and their destructive effects. The microbial resistance to antibiotics related to the use of antimicrobial growth promotors (AGPs) in animal production led to bans on antibiotics in such countries as the European Union. These restrictions have motivated scientific research to find alternate solutions and essential oils are ready to fill that need! HBNO in a world-renowned distributor of essential oils wholesale.
Increased Efficiency When Using Natural Supplements
Research states that essential oils such as Lemon, Orange, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Oregano, Cinnamaldehyde, Thyme and Garlic have a stimulating effect on an animal’s digestive system, which in turn improves the animal’s productivity due to essential oil palatability and performance enhancers.
In animal nutrition, antibiotics have been used in feeds as additives to increase animal growth, enhance feed efficiency and improve the quality of the animal product. As a result of misuse of antibiotics, concern over the development of antibiotic-resistant strains have allegedly caused the spread of resistant bacteria and resistant factors between animals and humans. To reduce the spread of resistant bacteria essential oils have been widely considered and researched. One such research is as follows:
A total of 800, 1-day-old Ross 308 male broiler chicks were used in a 5-wk feeding trial to evaluate the effects of commercial feed additive composed of blends of essential oil compounds, thymol - derived from thyme essential oil, eugenol - derived from clove oil, nutmeg, basil, and bay leaf and piperine - derived from black pepper essential oil. This study revealed that supplementation using essential oil blends combined with vitamin D3 showed good trends in improvement in body weight gain (BWG). The intestinal lesion score induced by E. tennela in gastro-intestinal tract was also lower. In conclusion the researchers found that blends of essential oil and vitamin D3 could be successfully used as anti-coccidial feed additive in broilers with coccidian infection. (Upadhaya, Cho, Chung, & Kim, 2019).
Essential oils promote intestinal functions in poultry by stimulating the bile secretion, digestive enzymes, and mucus. Essential oils have been used in poultry nutrition because of their antimicrobial and antioxidant activity which in turn help to modulate the gastrointestinal ecosystem, stimulate the digestion process, and extend to animal metabolism. By modulating the gastrointestinal ecosystem or having antimicrobial activities, essential oil affects the digestibility of starch, protein and fat. Research has found that phytobiotics, especially essential oils, have also been known to have a positive effect on the performance and feed intake of poultry by improving flavor and palatability of feed.
Upadhaya, S. D., Cho, S. H., Chung, T. K., & Kim, I. H. (2019). Anti-coccidial effect of essential oil blends and vitamin D on broiler chickens vaccinated with purified mixture of coccidian oocyst from Eimeria tenella and Eimeria maxima. Poultry Science, 98(7), 2919–2926.
Baskara, A. P., Ariyadi, B., Dono, N. D., Martien, R., & Zuprizal, Z. (2020). The Potential Use of Essential Oil Nanoemulsion as a Novel Alternative to Antibiotics in Poultry Production-A Review. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, 10(2), 203–212.
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At HBNO every batch of essential oils is tested to ensure that all requirements and quality controls have been met such as chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), sensory analysis for odor and the color; physical analysis for viscosity, moisture, solubility, optical rotation, specific gravity, refractive index, residue on evaporation, and freezing point; as well as chemical analysis for determination of the acid, ester, carbonyl, and aldehyde index, and phenol content. At HBNO, Health and Beauty Natural Oils, the quality of our essential oils is unquestionable, we provide only the best!
Essential Oils for Animal Feed – Poultry (Broilers)
- Research shows that Lemon, Orange, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Oregano, Cinnamaldehyde, Thyme and Garlic have a stimulating effect on an animal’s digestive system, which in turn improves the animal’s productivity due to essential oil palatability and performance enhancers.
- Thyme essential oil is the most effective in animal feeding, since it has a stimulating effect on an animal's digestive system, which is responsible for improving the animal's productivity.
- Essential oils such as thyme essential oil, eugenol derived from clove oil, nutmeg, basil, and bay leaf and piperine derived from black pepper essential oil revealed that good trends in improvement in body weight gain (BWG) and lowering of intestinal lesion score induced by E. tennela in gastro-intestinal tract were beneficial. In conclusion the researchers found that blends of essential oil and vitamin D3 could be successfully used as anti-coccidial feed additive in broilers with coccidian infection.
Application Practice and Methods of Application
Application practice and methods vary depending on many factors. The following is one study stating the way in which turmeric extract, turmeric oil, turmeric oleoresin and turmeric tincture from Curcuma longa L. rhizome were used.
“Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of turmeric extract, turmeric essential oil, turmeric oleoresin and turmeric tincture from Curcuma longa L. rhizome when used as sensory additives in feed and in water for drinking for all animal species. The FEEDAP Panel concludes that the additives under consideration are safe at the maximum proposed use levels: (i) turmeric extract at 15 mg/kg complete feed (or in water for drinking at comparable exposure) for all animal species; (ii) turmeric essential oil at 80 mg/kg feed for veal calves (milk replacer) and 20 mg/kg complete feed (or 20 mg/L) for all other species; (iii) turmeric oleoresin at 30 mg/kg complete feed (or 30 mg/L) for chickens for fattening and laying hens and 5 mg/kg complete feed (or 5 mg/L) for pigs, veal calves, cattle for fattening and dairy cows, sheep, goats, horses, rabbits and fish; (iv) turmeric tincture at 0.8 mL/L water for drinking for poultry, 6 mL per head and day for horses and 0.05 mL tincture/kg complete feed for dogs. No concerns for consumers were identified following the use of the additives at the proposed use level in animal nutrition. Turmeric extract, turmeric oil, turmeric oleoresin and turmeric tincture should be considered as irritants to skin and eyes and the respiratory tract and as skin sensitizers. The use of the additives in feed is not expected to pose a risk for the environment. Since turmeric and its preparations are recognized to flavor food and their function in feed would be essentially the same as that in food, no further demonstration of efficacy.”
Safety and efficacy of turmeric extract, turmeric oil, turmeric oleoresin and turmeric tincture from Curcuma longa L. rhizome when used as sensory additives in feed for all animal species. (2020). EFSA Journal, 18(6), 1–74. https://doi-org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6146
While Essential Oils are a promising substitute for antibiotics and provide a strong antimicrobial effect among other beneficial effects, it is important to note that some essential oils may be toxic to both humans and animals and cause liver, kidneys, or gastrointestinal tissue problems. Reproductive toxicity has been reported for Oregano (Origanum vulgare) and Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis). Other studies show an adverse effect to essential oils on the genome, genoprotective effects ( Syzygium aromaticum ) and genotoxicity, as is the case of Cinnamon and Camphor (Cinnamomum camphor). Personal research into their individual use in Animal Feed is necessary.
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