Views: 5 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-09-03 Origin: Site
Application of plant extracts in pig breeding
Edited by Heidi
In recent years, it has been found that plant extracts have made good progress in the research of alternative antibiotics, and their effects mainly include the improvement of antimicrobial activity, immune enhancement and antioxidant with little negative effects. Compared with Western antibiotics, it will neither produce resistance nor inhibit the immune system.
Chinese plant extracts commonly used in pig farms include extracts of Macleaya cordata, Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus, Codonopsis pilosula, Scutellaria baicalensis, Houttuynia cordata, motherwort, epimedium and so on.
Macleaya cordata extract has strong function of anti-biotics , and has the advantage of Non-toxic side effects and easy to metabolize. It is already widely used in feed and biopesticides area.
The main efficacy of Astragalus extract and Codonopsis extract is to improve immunity; Scutellariae extract has good antibacterial activity and is known as traditional Chinese antibiotic medicine;
Houttuynia cordata extract has good curative effect on inflammation of respiratory tract and reproductive system of pigs;It can improve the reproductive performance of sows, reduce the mortality of piglets, alleviate the weaning stress of piglets, improve the growth performance of weaned piglets, and improve the quality of pork.
Nowadays, people have more demand for green and healthy meat processed foods, which is bound to make the research on plant extracts more in-depth