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The use of some plant-derived products as effective alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters in organic poultry production: a review

Alireza Seidavi, Masomeh Tavakoli, Marina Slozhenkina, Ivan Gorlov, Nesrein M. Hashem, Fariborz Asroosh, Ayman E. Taha, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Ayman A Swelum
Environmental science and pollution research 2021 v.28 no.35 pp. 47856-47868
Aloe vera, Cichorium intybus, Coriandrum sativum, Curcuma longa, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Heracleum persicum, Thymus vulgaris, animal nutrition, antibiotic resistance, antibiotics, color, foods, growth promotion, immunity, odors, pollution, poultry, poultry production, research, spices, taste
Improving poultry production, increasing poultry immunity, and reducing the disease spreading can be achieved by adding various potentially valuable ingredients to the feed or drinking water of poultry flocks. Because of the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) in animal nutrition were prohibited. Additionally, consumer preferences tend towards purchasing products from livestock raised without antibiotics. Therefore, there is a critical need to find effective growth promoter alternatives and treatment methods for common poultry diseases. Some spice plants play important roles in improving the taste, aroma, and color of human food and their positive effects on human and animal health. The current review aimed to provide a broader perspective on some spice crops which can be effective alternatives to antibiotics in organic poultry production. These spices were including Thymus vulgaris, Cichorium intybus, Coriandrum sativum, Aloe vera, Heracleum persicum, Curcuma longa, and Glycyrrhiza glabra.