POTENTIAL OF IPOMEA AQUATICA HAY AND ITS PHYTOCHEMICAL TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH STATUS IN RUMINANTSVirgianty Kusumah and Herinda Pertiwi
In the commercial red meat industry, a great diversity of feed management is found to meet the demands of the market, since the consumer has become more acquainted with of the significance of the relationship between food and health, which has motivated scientists and the farming industry to produce healthy meat with high nutrition value. There has been improving progress in various studies subjected to including feasible alternative products, particularly for forage in the ruminant feeds, which have been proved to have some potential bio-actions and improvement in ruminant production. Ipomea aquatica is a popular vegetable and medicinal herb in Asia, which shows a wide range of pharmacological properties, such as anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-calcification, anti-poison, anti-apoptotic agent and anti-mutagenic. The use of Ipomea aquatica in ruminant production has been reported by many researchers. The aim of this review is to report and describe the most recent research on the beneficial effect of describe and as an alternative of forage for ruminants and so its effect on the production performance and ruminants health.