Modern intensive swine production systems are characterised by exposing the pigs to several stressors, including transportation, to which the animals must be able to adapt and respond. Stress-reducing feeding strategies, based on plant extracts, showed to be effective.

In the article, published on, researchers explored the ability of plant extracts, based on the 5-seeded plume poppy plant, on stress levels and Salmonella shedding in pigs.

Source: All About Feed, 23 sept 2016