Research, information, usage and dosage of essential oils in holistic animal care.
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General Essential Oil Discussion
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- OrganizerNovember 29, 2023 at 5:47 pm
Effects of essential oils on economically important characteristics of ruminant species: a comprehensive review
Essential oils derived from plants can provide biological impacts to livestock species. Scientific studies researching essential oils in livestock have investigated various essential oils for prevention and treatment of microbial infection and parasites as well as to enhance milk production, animal performance and rumen function. Despite the availability of several commercial products containing essential oils to promote animal health and production, the vast amount of essential oils, modes of application, and effective concentrations of the essential oils suggest there are more opportunities for essential oils to be utilized in commercial livestock production and veterinary medicine. The objective of this review is to contribute to the understanding of the value that essential oils can provide to the ruminant diet and to examine the biological impact of various essential oils on economically important production traits of ruminant species.
- OrganizerNovember 29, 2023 at 6:04 pm
Use of Essential Oils in Veterinary Medicine to Combat Bacterial and Fungal Infections
E-coli: lemongrass, oregano, thyme, cinnamon.
Salmonella: oregano, cinnamon.
Pseudomonas: cassia (cinnamon), clove, red thyme (also good for fleas I think it is)
Campylobacter: cinnamon, oregano
Staph: oregano, lemongrass in some studies
- MemberJanuary 1, 2024 at 10:46 am
“Three hundred species of helminths are capable of infecting humans, although accidental infection by species with different host specificity is possible. In addition, understanding the factors involved in host shifting is important to limit the spread of newly discovered parasites to humans”
“Prior to this review, no comprehensive review of the anthelmintic effects of essential oils and their components existed. Multiple review articles have been published on the uses of a single plant and its extracts that only briefly touch upon their anthelmintic activity. This review aims to provide a detailed overview of essential oils and their components as anthelmintic treatment against a wider variety of helminths.”
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- MemberJanuary 25, 2024 at 7:40 am
“The appearance of multidrug resistant bacteria and growing antibiotic resistance is leading to a continuous need for discovering new drugs and alternative treatments against infections. The investigation of the antibacterial effect of essential oils (EOs), which are commonly used nowadays in cosmetics, health care, traditional medicine and food industry, could be one of the promising solutions for this worldwide problem. EOs have a complex mode of action due to their multiple composition. Respiratory tract diseases (RTDs) associated with bacterial infection and inflammation affect a large number of people from every age group worldwide. Because of volatility, EOs can easily reach the upper and lower parts of the respiratory tract via inhalation. Moreover, due to their antimicrobial and anti‐inflammatory potency, they offer an effective treatment in respiratory tract infections (RTIs). The purpose of this review is to describe the most frequently developing infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract and to show methods used for the determination of the antibacterial activity of EOs by gaseous contact. The mode of action of EOs on bacterial cells and their anti‐inflammatory action are also discussed. Results coming from recently performed in vivo animal studies as well as human trials are also reported. Patents deal with the role of EOs and their volatile constituents in the treatment of RTIs are also introduced. On the whole, this review aimed at showing EOs as potential antimicrobials and as anti‐inflammatory agents to alleviate symptoms and signs of RTDs including RTIs.”
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