Friday, March 17, 2017
How to use tea to reduce methane emission.
Tea the refreshing beverage that comes in various varieties and strengths has found tremendous use in veterinary medicine for treatment ,prevention and increase productivity in certain breeds. The power component of tea thats responsible for its multipurpose use is Tannin, a potent antibacterial,antiviral and wound healing properties. Read how to use tea to treat dogs here, also read how to use in poultry here Tea has found another use now in animal health,environmental health and human health,tea can be referred to as the "ONE HEALTH KEY " to solve the methane emission crisis. Cows burps and farts thus producing massive amount of methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Cows produce so much methane because of the way they digest their food. When cows feed the microbes in the rumen break down the feed, which produces a lot of methane. There has been studies to look at how to reduce these emissions by altering the feed of cattle,some school of thought suggested additives such as probiotic yeast see The latest study by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico in Toluca, a city near Mexico City, shows that giving cows plants containing tannins—bitter-tasting organic compounds found in things like coffee and tea—that kill bacteria. When tea is fed to the cattle in small doses they inhibit methane-producing microorganisms in the cows’ gut without affecting the rest of the digestive process thus limiting the methane emission.