International Symposium on Eucommia ulmoides
Online ISSN : 1882-3319
Print ISSN : 1881-5111
ISSN-L : 1881-5111
Eucommia ulmoides as Feed Additives for Animals
—A Brief Summary—
Zhenchuan Gao
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2007 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 15-20


This paper briefly discusses the current status of the studies and utilization of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. as feed additives for animals in China. It comprises the following 3 parts:
1. Studies on the nutritional and medicinal components in the leaves and seeds of E. ulmoides trees.
2. Studies on the effects of the use of E. ulmoides leaves or their extracts as supplementary feed additives on the health and performance of laying hens and broilers. The efficacy of the extracts obtained from E. ulmoides leaves with regard to inhibiting fungal growth in animal feeds is also discussed in this part.
3. Analysis of the market for E. ulmoides as feed additives, and studying or solving current and potential problems.

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© 2007 Japanese Society of Eucommia
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