Adding orange peels to cattle feed may reduce the prevalence pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, in cows' gastrointestinal tracts, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.
Researchers found that sheep fed orange peel pellets resulted in a 10-fold reduction in Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 in the animals' intestinal contents.
The ARS study brought together two other, separate studies: one focusing on the anti-microbial properties of citrus oils and another investigating the potential uses of citrus wastes as animal feed. Citrus peels contain a chemical that is toxic to pigs and poultry, but cows, with their four stomachs, have no trouble digesting the peels, according to the study. The researchers' next move is to field-test the orange-peel-infused feed in cattle around the U.S.
NCC President Mike Brown calls for permanent Congressional fix at EPA hearing on 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard
EFSA food and feed panels should work together to improve processes, says AVC
Two Nutrena NatureWise feeds found to have incorrect levels of calcium
Veterinarian Chris Salentijn will serve customers in Middle East and Northern Africa regions
Korean nutritionists gaining confidence in using distiller's dried grains with solubles in swine rations
Erber Group begins its move to a new campus location in Getzersdorf, Austria with a groundbreaking ceremony on November 13
Texas A&M researcher detects link between ethanol mandate, lack of oxygen in Gulf of Mexico
Svetlana Peganova will oversee technical activities in German-speaking countries
--- Thank you for your patience ----
If you have any issues logging in or any other need feel free to contact us.