151/22 | Research Article | Animal Nutrition

Utilizing a Mixture of Ginger and Cinnamon Oils as a Natural Alternative to Antibiotics in Quail Feed

Etab Saleh Al-Ghamdi

Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Sciences and Design, King Abdualziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2022: 99 (8) - pages 29 to 36
(Received: , Accepted: )


This study was conducted to explore the role of ginger oil (GO) and cinnamon oil (CO) mixture as natural alternatives to antibiotics in improving quail growth, meat yield, and blood chemistry. Chicks that received 0.25 ml GO plus 0.25 ml CO/kg diet had higher live body weight and body weight gain compared to those received either 0.5 g antibiotic/kg diet or control diet. From the results above, a conclusion could be drawn that combining 0.25 ml cinnamon oil + 0.25 ml ginger oil could act as a good alternative to antibiotics in growing quail diets for health and growth.

Key Words: ginger oil; cinnamon oil; performance; carcass; blood; quail

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