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.
Palmer Holden, James McKean, Gary Osweiler
Year of Grant Completion
Franzenburg, Eric; Holden, Palmer J.; McKean, James D.; and Osweiler, Gary D., "Botanicals as part of an integral value-added pork production system" (1999). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 127.