Innovations Researchdevelopment of phytogenics for food animals/ Beneficial effect of Bidens pilosa on gut microfloraanimal health
  • Technology Introduction
We first reported that Bidens pilosa (BP), an edible and medicinal plant, suppress coccidiosis and gut bacterial infection as evidenced by increased survival rate, better performance, gut pathology and microbiota in chickens. In addition, combining with probiotics with anti-pathogenic bacteria activity and organic acids synthesis are used as novel natural growth promoters to replace antibiotic growth promoters.
  • Scientific Innovation
  1. Natural anti-pathogenic phytogenics without drug-resistance
  2. A natural growth promoter (NGP) that can replace the antibiotic growth promoter (AGP).
The above products account for 30% of the market for feed additives.
  • This technology won the Futuretech Breakthrough Award in 2019 Future Tech Expo.
  • Institutes
National Chung Hsing University
Lee-tian Chang/