Turkish Study Examines Pine Needle Powder Effect in Poultry
Powdered Turkish Red Pine needles are being tested for their antioxidative effects in broilers in a study being conducted in Turkey. This reflects the industry’s continued shift to natural products and steering away from antibiotic growth enhancers (AGPs) that help the propagation of antibiotic-resistant strains of diseases, harming the well-being of the industry and threatening the effectiveness of antibiotics in human use.
The study proved promising, in that the 42-day period increased carcass yield in direct correlation with the addition of pine needle powder. Such sources of natural antioxidants could prove extremely useful in countries like the Philippines, where livestock constantly face oxidative stress due to environmental conditions. Check the whole report at allaboutfeed in the link below.