Project ID

1998-52

Abstract

Selected herbs are known to naturally possess antibacterial and other characteristics that could be useful in animal protein production. Inclusion of these herbs in animal feeds as alternative growth promotion and efficiency stimulants may be able to address some of the current concerns about the possibility of significant antibiotic-resistant bacteria development that stems from drugs currently used at subtherapeutic levels in animal production. Several herbs were tested for their ability to aid animal growth rates and feed efficiency without giving rise to antibiotic-resistant microbes.

Principal Investigator(s)

Eric Franzenburg

Co-Investigator(s)

Palmer Holden, James McKean, Gary Osweiler

Year of Grant Completion

1999

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