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A recent study has shown that the addition of sandalwood to animal feed can reduce the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli.
on April 20, 2011

Sandalwood in animal feed may reduce E. coli, listeria growth

Reduction in methane emissions also seen

Adding sandalwood (or a sandalwood analog) to animal feed may reduce the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli and listeria in the rumen, according to a research team led by Professor Jamie Newbold from the United Kingdom's Aberystwyth University, in conjunction with the Compton Group.

Trials in a rumen simulating fermenter (Rusitec) confirmed that Javanol, a sandalwood analog, reduced methane production by up to 25%. A reduction of 20% in methane emissions was achieved in field trials with sheep when 2ml of Javanol per day was added to their diet. As a consequence, energy which would otherwise be lost through the production of methane is diverted to increased milk and meat production, concurrent with the significant reduction in the emission of methane.

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