Participation in Forum on October 13, 2020
these are interesting results confirming our research of end of the 1990ies:
we investigated in a trial with weaning piglets the effect of the so called "Moro's Carrot Soup"on the incidence and score of diarrhea in comparison to the antibiotic flavophospholipol. The results with the carrot soup - and later on with isolated purified short chain galacturonic acids (gluco-oligosaccha ...
Participation in Forum on July 21, 2020
Very interesting results - but for me as scientist it would be necessary to know the composition of herbal materials to get an idea of substance - effect - relation.
Prof. Chlodwig Franz, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria
Participation in Forum on April 10, 2019
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Participation in Forum on September 29, 2014
The results of these vet-clinical experiments seem interesting, but unfortunately there is no clear Information on the composition of the product. Therefore a scientifically sound validation of this work is not possible due to the fact that no 'substance - effect - (cor)relation' can be seen and discussed. At least a more detailed Information on the composition (not percentages, but listing the co ...
Participation in Forum on January 29, 2013
As regards "phytochemicals" or "phytogenics" we have published review articles on essential oils in Flavour & Fragrance Journal 2010 and in British Poultry Sci. generally on phytogenics also 2010. If someone would like to have a pdf don't hesitate to ask at our institutes secretariat: email@example.com Prof.em.Chlodwig FRANZ, Vetmeduni Vienna
Participation in Forum on March 6, 2012
It would be interesting to know which "essential oils" are used - similar to the organic acids, where lauric and sorbic - benzioc acid are mentioned / declared.
Are the "essential oils" really the volatile compounds obtained by (steam) distillation of plant material (as it is the definition of ess. oils), or obtained by any other physical / chemical extraction method, or are single (purified or s ...
Participation in Forum on February 28, 2012
I'm very happy that a first phytogenic (=plant derived) feed additive is approved as zootechnical additive due to its clear concept, quality and efficacy! This should motivate all serious producers to follow this line: when quality and efficacy are given, there is no need to remain at the 'flavouring' level only! Acceptance, credibility and seriosity of 'phytogenics' - as we created this term end ...
Participation in Forum on February 16, 2010
Pumpkin would be an easily available vegetable (also the residues at pumpkin seed production). And for pig health and better performance you could add some Mexican oregano to the diet.
Participation in Forum on July 31, 2008
From the scientific point of view there are always the same problems with such publications:
1) the exact composition is not mentioned (ingredients and percentage)
2) the definition of plants (crude drug or powder) / extracts / essential oils is either missing or unclear, sometimes (semi)synthetic nature-identical substances are used and declared as essential oils or extracts
3) quality data = ...
Participation in Forum on July 11, 2007
Nice, but very general without any comment to the quality of the herbal material or herbal products: this is the main problem of herbal products for human and animal use in US (already acknowledged by the US authorities) that quality control is lacking. There is such a high phytochemical polymorphism within most of the species that indicating the use of a plant (species) is insufficient if the che ...