NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

Oregano is anti-bac­te­rial. Some com­mer­cial feeds now in­clude oregano oil to help chick’s cope with coc­cid­io­sis. How­ever, it can­not be re­lied on to pre­vent dis­ease if the risk of in­fec­tion is high.

Feed com­pa­nies add the oil to feed in a form which pre­vents it ox­i­dis­ing, mak­ing it more di­gestible.

The best level of the main in­gre­di­ent (car­vacrol) is in oregano essen­tial oil. In ex­per­i­ments with poul­try, it was dis­solved in veg­etable oil and mixed into feed.

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