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on June 21, 2017

How phytogenics affect animals provides usage insights

Phytogenics are currently considered one of the top alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for poultry, and understanding how they work can aid in selecting and using the right product for the right purpose.

Phytogenics are well-known in Europe and some parts of the world, often under different names like essential oils, botanicals and plant extracts. They have been tested and used in poultry diets as a direct replacement to antibiotics that were previously used to promote animal performance. The recent decision to limit…

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