Lam Barkcure Foto Al (Photo: Anita Land)
Lam Barkcure Foto Al (Photo: Anita Land)

Bark extract to prevent coccidiosis in lambs

The aim of this Project was to investigate the effect of condensed tannins from bark from Norwegian spruce or pine against diarrhea in lambs, caused by Eimeria spp ( a one-celled parasite – coccidiae- living in the animals intestine)

There is an increasing risk of development of resistance against antibiotics and anthelmintics in the livestock population, and this may also affect human health in the future.Because of this, there is now an international focus in testing different plants and plant extracts against livestock parasites. In this pilot study we tested tannin extracts from Norwegian spruce and pine against Eimeria spp (a common coccidiae in Norway) in lambs.

Project number:ES607326
Project owner:NORSØK
Project coordinator:Kristin Sørheim
Project staff NORSØK:Berit Blomstrand, Peggy Haugnes, Rosann Johanssen and Susanne Friis Pedersen
Project partners: Bøfjorden Sag AS, SINTEF, Veterinærinstituttet and Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology
Funding:Regionalt forskningsfond Midt-Norge, Organic PLUS - Horizon 2020 GA 774340, In-Kind contribution from project partners
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