The present study evaluated the effect of a commercial product containing Scutellaria baiacalensis (SB) extract administered as a top dressing in the feedbunk during 160 d (beginning of the fattening period to slaughter) as supplemental antioxidant on intake, health, vitamin E status and growth performances of Charolaise beef cattle. A total of 143 male cattle were allotted into 12 pens of 11-12 animals each. The pens were assigned to one of 2 dietary treatments: control (463.9±21.48 kg body weight; BW) and treated (469.8±17.91 kg BW) in which 20 g SB/animal/d was added. Each thesis was replicated in 2 subgroups of 3 pens. Feed intake was measured monthly on a pen base by difference between the amount of feed delivered and orts of 2 consecutive d. The total mixed ration (1 kg) was sampled for each pen and pooled by subgroup for chemical analysis. The correspondent pooled faecal samples were collected and analysed to monitor digestibility. Blood samples were collected at the beginning of the trial and at slaughter for individual α-Tocopherol and metabolic profile determination (total protein, albumin, globulin, urea, NEFA, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, AST-GOT, GGT, bilirubin, creatine kinase, Ca, P, Mg, BHBA). Final BW at slaughter (BWS) and carcass weight were measured individually to calculate carcass yield, average daily gain (ADG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR). Overall, no differences in digestibility were observed during the whole experiment. The dietary SB inclusion did not affect feed intake, growth performances, BWS, ADG, FCR, blood α-Tocopherol or metabolic profile. These findings suggest that the supplemental doses of SB do not exert a negative impact on diet palatability and animal health. The present research was funded with the support of EU Horizon 2020 under grant agreement N° 774340 (OrganicPlus project).

Scutellaria baiacalensis extract: effects on intake, health status and performances of beef cattle / Simoni, M.; Manuelian, C. L.; Goi, A.; Tsiplakou, E.; De Marchi, M.; Righi, F.. - 27:(2021), pp. 490.1-490.674. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science tenutosi a Davos, Switzerland nel 30 August - 3 September 2021 [10.3920/978-90-8686-918-3].

Scutellaria baiacalensis extract: effects on intake, health status and performances of beef cattle

M. Simoni;F. Righi
2021

Abstract

The present study evaluated the effect of a commercial product containing Scutellaria baiacalensis (SB) extract administered as a top dressing in the feedbunk during 160 d (beginning of the fattening period to slaughter) as supplemental antioxidant on intake, health, vitamin E status and growth performances of Charolaise beef cattle. A total of 143 male cattle were allotted into 12 pens of 11-12 animals each. The pens were assigned to one of 2 dietary treatments: control (463.9±21.48 kg body weight; BW) and treated (469.8±17.91 kg BW) in which 20 g SB/animal/d was added. Each thesis was replicated in 2 subgroups of 3 pens. Feed intake was measured monthly on a pen base by difference between the amount of feed delivered and orts of 2 consecutive d. The total mixed ration (1 kg) was sampled for each pen and pooled by subgroup for chemical analysis. The correspondent pooled faecal samples were collected and analysed to monitor digestibility. Blood samples were collected at the beginning of the trial and at slaughter for individual α-Tocopherol and metabolic profile determination (total protein, albumin, globulin, urea, NEFA, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, AST-GOT, GGT, bilirubin, creatine kinase, Ca, P, Mg, BHBA). Final BW at slaughter (BWS) and carcass weight were measured individually to calculate carcass yield, average daily gain (ADG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR). Overall, no differences in digestibility were observed during the whole experiment. The dietary SB inclusion did not affect feed intake, growth performances, BWS, ADG, FCR, blood α-Tocopherol or metabolic profile. These findings suggest that the supplemental doses of SB do not exert a negative impact on diet palatability and animal health. The present research was funded with the support of EU Horizon 2020 under grant agreement N° 774340 (OrganicPlus project).
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Scutellaria baiacalensis extract: effects on intake, health status and performances of beef cattle / Simoni, M.; Manuelian, C. L.; Goi, A.; Tsiplakou, E.; De Marchi, M.; Righi, F.. - 27:(2021), pp. 490.1-490.674. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science tenutosi a Davos, Switzerland nel 30 August - 3 September 2021 [10.3920/978-90-8686-918-3].
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