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How to Use Garlic for Poultry Diseases (Antibacterial)

Garlic for poultry diseases

Garlic for poultry diseases is one of the greatest discoveries of organic poultry farming. Farmers are now including garlic in their poultry feed and water to prevent and combat serious bacterial diseases. In the life of a chicken, there are various disease pathogens to come across. Bacteria is one. Interestingly, garlic appears to possess excellent anti-bacterial properties that make it capable of replacing synthetic antibiotics. In this article, I will not be addressing the need to replace synthetic drugs with organic medications, as I have addressed that earlier. What then will I be showing you? I will be showing you the reasons why Garlic is used for poultry diseases to replace potent synthetic antibiotics. Your understanding of how to use garlic for poultry diseases will not only save cost but prevent drug failure. Let’s go a step deeper into the secrets of this magical bulb called garlic.

Why Garlic Works for Poultry Diseases

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garlic for poultry diseases

Isn’t it a wonder to know that garlic, a secret ingredient in your kitchen, does amazing work in preventing poultry diseases? Well, if you are not surprised, I was when I first found out. Then my curiosity led me into serious research and experimenting. Without wasting time, let’s look into what’s behind the potency of garlic. Garlic’s antibacterial property is as a result of the high amounts of sulfur in it. As you may know, sulfur is toxic to many parasites as they cannot synthesize it. Also, the levels of sulfur that chickens can tolerate is lethal to many harmful microorganisms. This is the obvious reason why it is effective for combating poultry diseases. Another interesting fact you may want to know is that many synthetic drugs try to replicate the sulfur properties of garlic, but there are reasons why garlic is superior. 


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Reasons for The Superiority of Garlic for Poultry Diseases

Already, I have mentioned that many synthetic drugs replicate the sulfur properties of naturally occurring sulfur in garlic and other herbs. What’s more is that the sulfur in garlic is more easily digested compared to man-made drugs. Another reason why garlic is better for poultry diseases is that bacteria cannot become immune to it. This is because it does not appear in the same natural form unlike common synthetic antibiotics. Synthetic antibiotics possess a fixed chemical structure that succumb to bacteria mutation. Also, unlike synthetic antibiotics, garlic’s Allicin, the major antibiotic, is capable of killing bacteria that cause food poisoning.

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SIDE NOTE: Allicin emerges when you crush or chop garlic, and after allinase acts on alliin in garlic.

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If you are not yet impressed, I would like to inform you that garlic’s antibiotic agent does not destroy good bacteria as synthetic ones do. Usually, the use of garlic will arrest buildup of bacteria in your chicken’s gut, and the harm they can cause. Remember, it’s almost safe to say that a healthy gut is a healthy chicken.

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Bottom Line

Using garlic for poultry diseases (bacterial and respiratory) and general immune boosting is very effective. It’s antibacterial property makes it a worthy substitute for synthetic man-made alternatives. At this point, I think I should remind you that synthetic antibiotics are not the best if we want to ensure supply of safe food. You can find more details about why in my article on Organic Poultry Farming. If you need to know more about the usage and dosage of garlic to prevent poultry diseases, you should try to get my eBook, YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO ORGANIC POULTRY FARMING – 48-page pdf. 

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