Animals

This discovery was made after veterinary doctors observed that animals grazing on or near this deposit were exceptionally healthy, compared to other animals, especially off-spring. Studies found that the animals, consuming the grass growing on these peat deposits experienced accelerated growth and resisted diseases commonly seen in other regions of Hungary and nearby countries. This suggested that the animals had ingested something that had enhanced their immune function and promoted optimal growth and disease resistance. It was believed that the peat enhanced absorption of minerals found in the plants livestock was eating. Extensive scientific research has established that this peat deposit contains significant quantities of two predominant humate compounds, humic acid and fulvic acid.

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Humic Acid Substances in Animal Agriculture

There is no doubt that HA has many beneficial effect like antibacterial, antiviral and anti inflammatory in animals, improves immune system,stress management and reduce odour in faeces. It also has positive effect on liver functioning. Ultimately reduces mortality and increases growth in poultry. But the level of benefits is now questionable for ruminants because due to its antimicrobial affect may cause depression of protein synthesis by reducing rumen microorganism. Supported literature those indicates the HA as growth promoter in ruminants seems weak in this aspects and facing question. It’s affect as goitrogenic substance in rat is rejected in case of poultry by recent findings. So, in relation to growth promoter, using routinely is not so positive but where health risk is higher might be reflect beneficial due to protection of diseases.It is also difficult to compare the actual effects of HA preparations due to different sources and preparations as well as because rearing of animal in various region of the world differing the climate.

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Effects of supplemental humic substances on growth performance,blood characteristics and meat quality in finishing pigs

A total of forty-eight finishing pigs were used to determine the effects of humic substances (HS) on growth performance, blood characteristics, and meat quality. The finishing pigs were assigned randomly by weight to three treatments. The dietary treatments included: 1) Control (CON; basal diet), 2) HS1 (basal diet + 5% humic substances) and 3) HS2 (basal diet + 10% humic substances). Results of the whole experimental period showed that addition of 10% HS to the diet, significantly increased average daily gain (ADG) and gain/feed (G:F) (Pb0.05). At the end of the experiment, the relative lymphocyte counts (% of total white blood cells) of pigs fed HS2 diet were higher (Pb0.05) than that of pigs fed CON diet. The Minolta color parameter a⁎ of pigs fed HS2 was similar to that of pigs fed HS1, however, it was higher (Pb0.05) than that of pigs fed CON diet. The inclusion of either 5% or 10% HS significantly decreased backfat thickness (Pb0.05). The marbling score was increased significantly (Pb0.05) when diets were supplemented with HS at a level of 10%. The results of this study suggest that HS might be utilized as a feed additive in the diet. It could improve growth performance, relative lymphocyte counts and meat quality

Effects of supplemental humic substances on growth performance, blood characteristics and meat quality in finishing pigs

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Field Trials on Dairy Cattle

The introduction of humate into the diet produced 1.9 pounds of extra milk daily per animal. Milk butter fat percentages showed no change. The feed consumption dropped from 38 lb. per day to 36 pounds per day during the test. At the conclusion the test period, consumption returned to 38 lb. per day. With the changes in the manure to a fine texture, it can be concluded that the animal was digesting its nutrient more completely, thus creating greater milk production. Additionally the humates produced a calming effect on the animals as exhibited by aggressiveness in eating and reduced the effects of heat stresses produced by summer temperatures. These factors also increased milk production.Lactation decline curves were dramatically flattened which will provide additional total cumulative milk production per animal. Days of lactation were broken into 50-day periods and the animals of each group were examined. Animals in the first 90 days of lactation showed no change. Animals from 90 days to 200 days showed increases of 0.75 to 1.5 pounds per day increase. Animal over 200 days exhibited up to 3 pounds per day increases. Several animals lactating over 350 days showed increases of 5 lb. per day. Environmental concerns from the animal wastes were reduced significantly. Less volumes of manure and reductions in ammonia odor results in less waste and reduces the effects of potential insect born diseases.

Field Trials on Dairy Cattle

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In Vitro and In Vivo Assessment of Humic Acidas an Aflatoxin Binder in Broiler Chickens

Results demonstrated that oxihumate was able to effectively bind AFB1in vitro and was also effective in diminishing the growth inhibitory effects of aflatoxin in vivo.There was apparent protection noted for some of the organ, hematological, and serum biochemical changes associated with aflatoxin toxicity. In this study, oxihumate proved to be much more effective in the amelioration ofaflatoxicosis in broilers than the commercially available mycotoxin binder containing BDY. The data suggest that oxihumate may alleviate some of the toxic effects of aflatoxin in growing broilers, and when it is used in combination with other mycotoxin management practices, it might prove to be beneficial in the management of aflatoxin-contaminated feedstuffs for poultry

In vitro and in vivo assessment of humic acid as an aflatoxin binder in broiler chickens

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The effect of humic acid on zinc accumulation in chicken broiler tissues

The effect of humic acid on zinc accumulation in chicken broiler tissues

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The Effects of Dietary Humate Supplementation on Broiler Growthand Carcass Yield

The effects of dietary humate supplementation on broiler growth and carcass yield

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The Effects of Supplementation of Humate and Probiotic on Egg Production and Quality Parameters During the Late Laying Period in Hens

In this study, the effects of supplementation of humate and probiotic during the late laying period on egg production and egg quality parameters were investigated, and their effectiveness was compared. Supplemental humate and probiotic had linear effects on production parameters including reduced mortality and feed conversion efficiency and increased egg production. However, they had no consistent effects on egg quality parameters. In conclusion, supplementation of humate or probiotic may extend the profitability of a layer flock.

The effects of supplementation of humate and probiotic on egg production and quality parameters during the late laying

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Effects of dietary humic substances on pig growth, performance, carcass characteristics, and ammonia emission

Five experiments were conducted to test the effects of various dietary humic substances (HS;HS1, 2, 3, and 4, each with different fulvic and humic acid contents) on pig growth, carcass characteristics and ammonia emission from manure.

Effects of dietary humic substances on pig growth, performance, carcass characteristics, and ammonia emission

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Effects of humic acid at different levels on growth performance, carcass yields, and some biochemical parameters of quails

Effects of humic acid at different levels on growth performance, carcass yields, and some biochemical parameters of quails

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Model trial investigating retention in selected tissues using broiler chicken fed cadmium and humic acid

Model trial investigating retention in selected tissues using broiler chicken fed cadmium and humic acid

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Effects of Fulvic Acid and Probiotic on Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, Blood Parameters and Immunity of Pigs

In conclusion, fulvic supplementation increased the gross energy, total phosphorus and ash digestibility of pigs, as well as improved the immune capacity of weanling pigs.

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Effects of a dietary complex of humic and fulvic acids (FeedMAX 15™) on the health and production of feedlot cattle destined for the Australian domestic market

Results of this study show that to achieve the same exit specifications, with similar exit BW and fat depth, the cattle fed FeedMAX 15™ ate 15% less in total and grew 14% faster than the other cattle.

Effects of a dietary complex of humic and fulvic acids (FeedMAX 15™) on the health and production of feed lot cattle destined for the Australian domestic market