Sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum
) and its extracts and by-products (Molasses), have been found to have several benefits when added to poultry diets.
: 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.