Antimicrobial and immunostimulating properties of essential oils and their relevance to poultry welfare and food quality
PBN-AR
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Wydział Bioinżynierii Zwierząt (Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie)
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en
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Maso
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1210-4086
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WordPress
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Rok publikacji
2014
Numer zeszytu
Strony od-do
53-56
Numer tomu
2
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essential oil
poultry
food quality
welfare
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en
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The antimicrobial activity and therapeutic properties of aromatic substances has been known for more than ninety years (Morris et al. 1979). Renewed interest in herbs and essential oils has been observed since the ban on antibiotic growth promoters by the European Parliament in 2006 (Regulation (EC) No. 1831/2003). Many scientists (Hammer et al. 1999; Inouye et al. 2001; Inouye et al. 2003; Azaz et al. 2004; Bagamboula et al. 2004; Penalver et al. 2005, Kędzia 2006; Kędzia 2007) conducted in vitro researches concerning the effect of essential oils or their compounds in the inhibition of different bacteria and fungi growth. Furthermore, Lutomski and Kędzia (2000) reported that thyme, sage, peppermint, juniper, lemon, geranium, lavender and eucalyptus oils or their compounds have anti-inflammatory or immunostimulating effect. The effect of natural thyme and peppermint was evaluated by essential oils (EO) in broiler houses. Witkowska and Sowińska (2013) used the EOs water solution in mist form. Their results demonstrate that EO mist may improve hygiene standards in broiler farms. During broiler growth, the mean total counts of mesophilic bacteria in the rooms treated with EO were lower (P < 0.01 or P < 0.05) in comparison with control. The investigation shows that Enterobacteriaceae and Staphylococci counts were also higher in the control group. It can be said, that the use of essential oils in poultry production may potentially improve a poultry welfare but the further investigations in this area are essential.
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671879