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1. WO2020039059 - LIVESTOCK FEED ADDITIVE

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CLAIMS

1. A livestock feed additive comprising at least 1,5% 1,8 cineole (w/w) and at least one of naringin or betalain.

2. The feed additive of claim 1, which comprises up to 6% 1,8 cineole (w/w).

3. The feed additive of claim 1 or 2, which comprises at least 3% naringin (w/w), preferably up to 6% (w/w), and/or at least 0,1% betalain (w/w), preferably up to 3%

(w/w).

4. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 3, which comprises

a) 1,8 cineole and naringin at a ratio of at least 0.2:1 (w/w); and/or

b) 1,8 cineole and betalain at a ratio of at least 4:1 (w/w).

5. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 4, wherein said 1,8 cineole is comprised in an essential oil, preferably of lamiaceae plants, preferably of rosemarinus genus.

6. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 5, wherein said naringin is comprised in citrus plant material, preferably of orange or grapefruit.

7. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 6, wherein said betalain is comprised in plant material of plants of the Caryophyllales order, preferably of the amaranthaceae family, preferably of beta vulgaris.

8. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 7, which comprises a flowable mixture of phytogen ic compounds, preferably comprising one or more of essential oils, dried herbs, spices, carbohydrates, bulking or anti-caking agents, or further excipients.

9. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 8, which further comprises at least one essential oil comprising carvacrol and/or thymol.

10. The feed additive of claim 9, which comprises at least 0,05% carvacrol (w/w) and/or at least 0,05% thymol (w/w).

11. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 10, which is a storage stable, pelletable dry preparation, with a stability of at least 18 months at room temperature.

12. The feed additive of any of claims 1 to 11, which is provided in a preparation for use in preparing a feed product for poultry, swine or ruminants.

13. A feed product comprising the feed additive composition of any of claims 1 to 12, preferably wherein the feed product comprises

a) 1,8 cineole at a concentration of at least 5 mg/kg; and

b) naringin at a concentration of at least 10 mg/kg and/or betalain at a concentration of at least 0,3 mg/kg.

14. Use of the feed additive of any of claims 1 to 12 or the feed product of claim 13, for breeding livestock at risk of heat stress.

15. A method of breeding livestock at risk of heat stress comprising feeding the feed product of claim 13.