Good bacterial stimulation with plant extract
NEXT Enhance® 150 is a standardised combination of
thymol and carvacrol, the active ingredients of Origanum
combination acts to optimise gut flora equilibrium in poultry and pigs, leading
to better feed efficiency and growth for the animal.
Continuing to understand the mechanisms behind the consistent benefits in
animal trials, Carotenoid Technologies SA (CaroTech®) has worked exclusively
with the Zootechnical Department at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.,
one of the few sites in Europe which has the expertise in the state-of-the-art
methodology of PCR-DGGE fingerprinting.
Previous work by the two groups has elucidated the effects of the combination
of thymol and carvacrol found in Origanum spp. have been shown by molecular profiling to
increase Lactobacillus populations and reduce E. coli
New scientific results have been published in Folia Microbiologica 53 (3),
204-208 (2008). Entitled "Effect of Sodium Monensin and Cinnamaldehyde on the
Growth and Phenotypic Characteristics of Prevotella bryantii and
Prevotella ruminicola" (D. Ferme, M. Malnersic, L.
Lipoglavsek, C. Kamel, G. Avgustin).
Current studies are underway with a European partner to
determine the effects on Clostridium spp. and other pathogens. These novel findings not only pave the way for a
better understanding of the active ingredients, but can be used as supportive
data in the product registration as a zootechnical additive under European
Dossier AllAbout Plant Extracts
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