A review on the effects of neem (Azadirachta indica) as feed additive in poultry production
Hasanain N Ezzat, Suha S Abood and Hasan SA Jawad
The use of herbs and medicinal plants to feed poultry has recently been used as a safe and natural material to stimulate the immune system, treating diseases or using them as catalysts of growth and thus positive impact on the productive performance of poultry. Recent reports have indicated that the use of antibiotics is prohibited many countries due to adverse effects on the health of the consumer as a result of the survival of the residues of these antibiotics in the tissues of the bird's body.
The active compounds found in the Neem plant have a wide and varied effects on human health as it is considered anti-bacterial, viruses, malaria, infections and antioxidants.
The main objective of this study is to review the research currently under way on the Neem plant, which is one of the most important medicinal and herbal plants.