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- Allen, P.C.; Anderson, M.; Danforth, H.D.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,767,546 B1
- Echinacea purpurea; feed additives; natural additives; feed supplements; vaccine adjuvants; coccidiostats; chicks; coccidiosis; immune response; vaccination; live vaccines; liveweight gain; patents; USDA; United States
- ... Echinacea dietary supplements are useful adjuvants for live anticoccidial vaccines. Feed supplementation with Echinacea preparations enhances the immune response to such vaccines. Echinacea purpurea in amounts of about 0.1% to 0.5% administered for about two weeks to day-old chicks has been found effective for providing significant weight gain compared to vaccination alone. ...