Wednesday, March 8, 2017
How to use Aloe Vera in poultry .
Aloe vera plant is native to North Africa, Southern Europe, Africa,but today, aloe vera is grown in tropical climates worldwide. The use of aloe vera can be traced back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. A 2014 study published by the Cambridge University looked at tomato plants coated with aloe gel. The report showed evidence that the coating successfully blocked the growth of many types of harmful bacteria on the vegetables thus this can be sprayed on crops instead of using pesticides. Aloe vera has found tremendous uses in homes, petcare ,horticulture and now in poultry. Poultry farmers use the aloe vera juice for cuts and bruises,they also use it to discourage cannibalism. When a bird has been pecked,the farmer applies the juice to the site and the bitter taste prevents further pecking. see The Aloe Vera juice is mixed with water and given to birds to ensure gut health.Aloe vera is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes that promotes overall good health in chickens. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, and E are found in Aloe Vera. Farmers add the juice to water to prevent coccidiosis in the flock, using 3 teaspoons to a gallon of water. Aloe Vera is also used to boost productivity as it has been used to promote growth in broilers. Aloe vera extract given to broilers at a rate of 4 teaspoons of Aloe Vera extract to one gallon of drinking water found that the broilers grew bigger and faster than those broilers who had not been fed the extract. Aloe Vera also contains calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc,which are important for health of the birds. Aloe Vera has been used to treat bumblefoot and scaly leg.This is done by mixing the chopped leaves with water,coconut oil then blending the mixture to form a paste,that can be easily applied topically. read also