Influence of farm application of oregano on performances of sows.

@article{Amrik2004InfluenceOF,
  title={Influence of farm application of oregano on performances of sows.},
  author={Bela Amrik and Gabor Bilkei},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={674-7}
}
This study was performed in a large commercial herd in eastern Europe to test the effect of oregano feed supplementation. Sows were studied in a unit where alternate farrowing groups were given diets containing 1000 ppm oregano in the prefarrowing and lactation diet. Oregano-treated groups showed a lower (P = 0.003) annual sow mortality rate, a lower (P = 0.03) sow culling rate during lactation, an increased (P = 0.01) subsequent farrowing rate, and more (P = 0.05) live-born piglets per litter… CONTINUE READING