Role of feed additives in ruminant’s production: A review
Kiran and S Deswal
With the growing demand of animal products with growing human population constant need for feed additives in ruminants diet is also increasing for better animal production, efficient utilization of available feed resources and to maximize the gain of farmers from producing animals. A variety of feed additives are been used for various purposes in variety of livestock. In many countries use of feed additives which impose high risk to the consumers or environment, like antibiotics, hormone etc. is banned in ruminant diets. Therefore, ruminant feed industry is becoming more interested in other valuable alternatives feed additives which could be accepted preferable by the consumers without any health risk. Probiotics, prebiotics, essential oils, enzymes and ionophores etc. can be seen as alternative feed additives for modifying the digestion kinetics in the ruminant animals leading to accelerated production efficiency.
How to cite this article:
Kiran, S Deswal. Role of feed additives in ruminant’s production: A review. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):394-397.