Journal article

Recent advances in the use of phytochemicals to manage gastrointestinal oxidative stress in poultry and pigs

JJ Cottrell, HH Le, O Artaiz, Y Iqbal, HA Suleria, A Ali, P Celi, FR Dunshea

Animal Production Science | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2021

Abstract

Plants are integral components of pig and poultry feed, and aside from their raw nutritive value, some phytochemicals contain bioactive compounds. The aim of the present paper is to review recent advances in the use of some phytochemicals in pig and poultry feed, focusing on the examples of isoquinoline alkaloids, polyphenol rich sugarcane extracts and superoxide dismutase-rich melon pulp extracts. As gut health is critical for efficient production, the review will focus on recent results modulating oxidative stress within the gastrointestinal tract and the potential mechanisms of action.