Essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics in swine production

@inproceedings{Omonijo2018EssentialOA,
  title={Essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics in swine production},
  author={Faith A. Omonijo and Liju Ni and Jianhua Gong and Qi Wang and Ludovic Lahaye and Chengbo Yang},
  booktitle={Animal nutrition},
  year={2018}
}
This review article summarizes the efficacy, feasibility and potential mechanisms of the application of essential oils as antibiotic alternatives in swine production. Although there are numerous studies demonstrating that essential oils have several properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects, feed palatability enhancement and improvement in gut growth and health, there is still a need of further investigations to elucidate the mechanisms underlying their… CONTINUE READING
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