Spirulina is an edible microalgae and a highly nutritious potential feed resource for many agriculturally important animal species. Research findings have associated Spirulina to improvements in animal growth, fertility, aesthetic and nutritional product quality.
Its influence over animal development stems from its nutritive and protein-rich composition, thus leading to an increased commercial production to meet consumer demand. Consequently, Spirulina is emerging as a cost-effective means of improving animal productivity for a sustainable and viable food security future.
Spirulina inclusion in cow’s diet lead to 21% increment of milk production, stimulates hemopoesis and non-specific resistancy of organism of milking cows. The saturated fatty acids content of milk decreased and mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids increased when cows received spirulina.