Oregano improves reproductive performance of sows.

  title={Oregano improves reproductive performance of sows.},
  author={Peter Allan and Gabor Bilkei},
  volume={63 3},
Natural herbs are being explored as alternatives to antimicrobials. The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of strategic addition of oregano to prefarrowing and lactation diets of sows under field conditions. Alternate farrowing groups were given diets containing 1000 ppm oregano (dried leaf and flower of Origanum vulgare, enriched with 500 g/kg of cold-pressed essential oils of O. vulgare) in prefarrowing and lactation diets. Overall, 801 oregano-treated sows, including… CONTINUE READING
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