In Kemin, there is ORSENTIAL™ Dry for feed additive and ORSENTIAL™ Liquid for drinking water in farms. Both contain oregano essential oil extracted from oregano plant lines specially selected by our Specialty Crop Improvement team. It exhibits strong antimicrobial properties and anti-inflammatory activity, improving the intestinal health of livestock.
It can be used as an alternative to some growth promoters to improve farm animals' growth performance.
Alternative to AGP
Essential oils exert their mode of action, mainly with their bactericidal effects of essential oils. Production and secretion of endogenous digestive enzymes, modulation of the immune system, and antifungal and antiviral activity have been proposed to address their effects on animal performance.1 Carvacrol, a commonly used essential oil in animals, has anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory property of carvacrol is dependent on its ability to reduce the production of inflammatory mediators, such as IL-1b and prostanoids, possibly through the induction of IL-10 release. 2
ORSENTIAL™ is a combination of highly concentrated carvacrol and thymol.
1 G. Lorenzoni, Poultry Diseases Influenced by Gastrointestinal Health - Traditional Treatments and Innovative Solutions, Nottingham University Press
2 Milena da Silva Lima, Anti-inflammatory effects of carvacrol: Evidence for a key role of interleukin-10; European Journal of Pharmacology 699 (2013) 112–117