Antibiotics are easy to remain in animals and produce bacterial resistance, which seriously affects the safety of livestock and poultry products and human health. Long-term use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry breeding will greatly reduce the disease resistance of livestock and poultry, and the drug resistance of bacteria will continue to increase, which will inhibit the growth of respiratory and intestinal microorganisms, resulting in antibiotic residues in animals.
Once antibiotics enter the human body with animal-derived food, it is easy to develop resistance. When people are infected with similar drug-resistant strains, it will increase the difficulty of treatment. Frequent consumption of animal-derived food containing antibiotic residues will destroy the intestinal microecological balance in the body. Sensitive bacteria are inhibited, resulting in the proliferation of drug-resistant bacteria and opportunistic pathogenic bacteria. Long-term accumulation in the human body reaches a certain concentration, which will cause drug accumulation, cause damage to the kidneys, urinary system, and audio-visual nerves, and inhibit bone growth and tooth development in children.
Guarantee animal growth
Plants are rich in saponins and flavonoid bioactive components, which can enhance the immune function of the body and promote the growth and development of animal immune organs. Adding Scutellaria baicalensis co2 extract to the diet can promote the growth of broilers, improve feed utilization, reduce the feed-to-weight ratio, enhance immunity and improve the function of the chicken intestinal mucosal barrier. The addition of Acanthopanax senticosus extract in the diet can improve the total antioxidant capacity of serum, improve the anti-stress ability of weaned lactating calves, enhance immunity, reduce diarrhea rate and inhibit reproduction of harmful flora in the intestine, which can replace antibiotics. effect.
Improve the quality of livestock products
Some active ingredients in natural plants can be deposited into animal products, thereby improving the quality of animal products. Adding pine needle powder and garlic to the pig diet can make pork meat more tender and delicious; adding garlic and pepper to the broiler diet can promote chicken appetite, enhance disease resistance, and improve meat quality; in the laying hen diet Adding seaweed powder can increase the iodine content of eggs and can deepen the color of the yolk. Adding sea buckthorn pomace to the feed can significantly improve the nutrition and color of egg yolk. Supplementation of astragalus extract in laying hens’ diets can improve laying performance and improve egg quality.
Improve feed quality
Natural plants are rich in a variety of nutrients, which can be added to the feed to balance the nutritional content and proportion of the feed, such as protein, amino acids, sugar, starch, fat, minerals, vitamins, macro, and trace elements. Wait. Some natural plants can also correct the taste of feed, enhance aroma and deodorization, prevent feed spoilage, and prolong the shelf life of feed, such as catechu, hibiscus skin, pepper, white fresh skin, red pepper, etc. There are also some natural plants with antibacterial functions, such as honeysuckle, forsythia, Daqingye, Banlangen, Houttuynia cordata, dandelion, and so on.