Sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum
) and its extracts and by-products (Molasses), have been found to have several benefits when added to poultry diets.
Immune enhancing properties
Both ethanolic and aqueous extracts of sugar cane possess immune enhancing properties and their administration in chickens augments the protective immunity against coccidiosis
. Results from research conducted reveal that by supplementing chickens' diet with sugar cane extract, that it lead to significantly lower oocyst shedding and mortality in chickens.