Application of Astragalus Polysaccharide as Feed Additive in Pig Breeding

- Apr 09, 2020-


The use of antibiotics as feed additives in pig industry has played an important role in enhancing the disease resistance of pigs, preventing and curing diseases and promoting the growth of pigs. However, there are many disadvantages in the use of antibiotics, such as drug residues, drug resistance and reducing the quality of animal products, which make Chinese herbal additives gradually show their advantages.

Astragalus Polysaccharide as a feed additive can improve the survival rate and weaning weight of weaned piglets, inhibit the intestinal harmful bacteria, and reduce the incidence of diarrhea,It has obvious effect on improving the immunity and performance of piglets.

Pig experts feedback that adding Astragalus based Chinese herbal additive 600-800 mg / kg to pig feed can increase weight gain by 20% - 30%,the feed utilization rate increased by 15%, the lactation rate of sows increased by 22.7% and the weaning weight of piglets increased by 19.7% when 2.5% was added to the diets of sows.It plays an important role in improving the appetite, disease resistance and production performance of pigs.

In general, Astragalus Polysaccharide, as a natural, pharmaceutical and nutritional active component of traditional Chinese medicine, can significantly promote the body's non-specific and specific immunity, improve the disease resistance and resistance of the body. As an immune adjuvant, it can significantly improve the protection rate of the vaccine and the resistance of the body, as well as anti-virus and anti-oxidation, it has many biological functions, such as disease prevention and treatment, but also has the advantages of safety, non-toxic side effects, wide resources and so on.

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