Journal article

Cinnamon: A Natural Feed Additive for Poultry Health and Production-A Review

Akhtar Ali, Eric N Ponnampalam, Gamini Pushpakumara, Jeremy J Cottrell, Hafiz AR Suleria, Frank R Dunshea

ANIMALS | MDPI | Published : 2021


The increased bacterial resistance to synthetic antibiotics and consumer awareness about the health and food safety concerns have triggered the ban on the use of antibiotic growth promotors (AGPs) in the poultry industry. This situation encouraged the poultry sector and industry to explore safe alternatives to AGPs and focus on developing more sustainable feed management strategies to improve the intestinal health and growth performance of poultry. Consequently, phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) have emerged as natural alternatives to AGPs and have great potential in the poultry industry. In recent years, cinnamon (one of the most widely used spices) has attracted attention from researchers a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to put special thanks to Areeba Yaqoob, Lecturer, Department of Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Sahiwal Campus, Pakistan for her significant contribution in the sketching and finalizing the figures for us. We are also thankful to the University of Melbourne, Australia and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for providing scholarship support.