Good bacterial stimulation with plant extract
NEXT Enhance® 150 is a standardised combination of
thymol and carvacrol, the active ingredients of Origanum oil. This
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).
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 Directive 1831/2003.
• IQF Group
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