Essential oils could be antibiotic alternative for livestock

Humans aren’t the only ones touting relief from essential oils. Kansas State University researchers have found essential oils can play an essential role in livestock health.

Essential oils are removed from plants and distilled into concentrated forms that distributors say support immunity and other functions of the body.

In a recent study, professors Evan Titgemeyer and T.G. Nagaraja found that limonene, which is in lemon oil and thymol, helps combat a harmful bacterium in cattle stomachs. The bacterium, Fusobacterium necrophorum, makes dietary protein less available to the animal.

Source: Essential oils could be antibiotic alternative for livestock | AGDAILY