August 13, 2009

CaroTech to present plant extract research

Carotenoid Technologies (CaroTech) will present findings of potentially environmentally-friendly feed ingredients at the 11th International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on September 6-9, 2009.


CaroTech is focusing on identifying active ingredients for their unique encapsulated products which help reduce environmental impact.


A six-year Ph.D. thesis sponsored by CaroTech on "Plant extracts as rumen modifiers" has identified garlic oil as one of those potentially environmentally-friendly ingredients.


The communication on "Effects of garlic oil on in vitro rumen fermentation and methane production are influenced by the basal diet" between CaroTech, the School of Biology at the University of Leeds School of Biology and the Department of Animal Production at the University of Leon, Spain, presents novel results showing that the response on methane reduction by garlic depends largely on the type of diet fed to the animal.

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