PPUPIK Team for Animal Husbandry Study Program of UMM Develops Herbal Medicine for Livestock

Author : Humas | Saturday, October 24, 2020 13:13 WIB
PPUPIK Team for Animal Husbandry Study Program of UMM
 (Photo Istimewa)

Government efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in livestock products (meat, milk, and eggs) need to be supported by conducting animal feed security efforts in Indonesia. So, feed for livestock can be continuously available with good quality and quantity and at low prices. The quality of animal feed determines the health of cattle who can affect human health as consumers.

Furthermore, to increase livestock productivity, the use of feed additives is an alternative option to add to animal feed, one of which is antibiotics. Antibiotics are widely used as growth promoters (AGP) in animal feed around the world to stimulate the growth of livestock so that they can grow bigger and in a faster time and to prevent infection.
 

However, the use of AGP in feed has a negative and very detrimental impact, both from an economic and public health perspective. Some of the negative effects of using synthetic antibiotics include limiting the growth and colonization of a number of beneficial gut bacteria, including Lactobacillus (penicillin), Bifidobacteria (Ampicillin), Boeteroides (Clindamycin), and Enterococci (Kanamycin).

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Apart from causing resistance, AGP also often causes antibiotic residues in meat and visceral organs, which is very likely to interfere with the safety of food originating from meat, especially poultry. Herb is very possible as a substitute for AGP in animal feed, which is natural, without side effects, because herbs contain various active substances (phytobiotics), including terpenoids, phenolics (tannins), glycosides, and alkaloids (alcohol, aldehyde, ketone, and ester). , ether, lactone).

These phytobiotics can synergistically stimulate endogenous digestive enzymes, act as antioxidants, antimicrobial agents, or immunomodulators. Indonesia is known as a country that is rich in flora, there are several thousand types of medicinal plants in Indonesia which are very potential to be used as feed additives ("feed supplement") or as "feed additive".

The PPUPIK Team (Campus Intellectual Product Business Development Program) Animal Husbandry Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) has succeeded in developing herbal medicine for livestock through the acquisition of a grant from the Ministry of Research and Technology / National Agency for Research and Innovation in 2020. This activity is packaged in a business unit and developed in the UMM Animal Husbandry Study Program Technopark environment. , with the aim of increasing the role of the Animal Husbandry Laboratory as an important means of supporting the achievement of the vision, mission, and objectives of the institution.

This program is chaired by Dr. Ir. Adi Sutanto. MM. with a scientific background in the field of Animal Husbandry Agribusiness. This program is also strengthened by a team of experts in the field of Feed Prof. Dr. Wahyu Widodo. MS., Animal Health Dr. Drh. Draw Dri Rahayu. M.Kes., Sector of Resource Development Dr. Tri Sakti Handayani. MM. And Food Technology Expert Apriliana Devi Anggraini. MSc.

PPUPIK's herbal medicine named SIYUNA
 (Photo: Istimewa)

PPUPIK livestock herbal medicine developed under the SIYUNA brand is a livestock herbal medicine product that is currently being formulated especially for chicken and is also being developed for non-poultry livestock. The PPUPIK Team for the UMM Animal  Study Program is also currently building cooperation with business actors and farmer groups who are oriented towards developing herbal-based livestock.

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Siyuna herbal medicinal products contain raw materials: ginger, galangal, turmeric, bitter ginger, and turmeric, which are aimed at increasing productivity (Siyuna jaga Productive), to increase appetite (Siyuna Jaga Rakus), and keep healthy (Siyuna Jaga Sehat). These herbal medicinal products have now been developed and can be easily found in online media both tokopedia and shopee.

"Through the herbal medicine business unit, it is hoped that it can improve skills and work experience for students majoring in Animal Husbandry, especially related to the PUP program in the UMM Animal Husbandry Department, fostering a culture of commercialization of research results from lecturers and students in the UMM Animal Husbandry Department, and building cooperation with business actors engaged in marketing organic food products, "said Adi, head of the program.

In general, the Herbal Medicine Business Unit Program for livestock is the formation of a business unit in the Animal Husbandry Laboratory based on lecturers' intellectual products, commercial livestock herbal medicine products that are sold and generate income for the Animal Husbandry Laboratory, patents, new science-based entrepreneurs so that they are expected to have a developing and the expansion of entrepreneurial culture and the use of research and education results in the Animal Husbandry Laboratory to meet community needs.

"Besides, the aim of the herbal medicine business unit program for livestock is updating the science and technology in this university, funding by the Ministry of Research and Technology / National Agency for Research and Innovation and the results of the campus intellectual product business development program (PPUPIK). Apart from economic-based performance, the resulting academic achievements are disseminated in the form of scientific articles in international journals/magazines, "Adi concluded. ( apg/can)

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