Articles | Volume 65, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 135–144, 2022
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 135–144, 2022
Original study
01 Apr 2022
Original study | 01 Apr 2022

Long-term administration of a commercial supplement enriched with bioactive compounds does not affect feed intake, health status, and growth performances in beef cattle

Marica Simoni et al.

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This study evaluated the impact of a feed additive containing Scutellaria baicalensis extract on beef cattle health status and performance. A total of 143 male Charolaise cattle were assigned to a control or supplemented group, and health status and growth performance was monitored over 4 months. Our results revealed that long-term dietary inclusion of S. baicalensis did not impair animals’ health status and performance, indicating no detrimental effect of the feed additive.