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Report on the occurrence of mycotoxins in Chinese feedstuffs – 2018

This report is a statistical summary of the more than 1000 analysis that we made in our laboratory of clinical services during 2018. Determinations of total aflatoxins (AFLA), vomitoxin (DON), fumonisins (FUM), T2-toxin (T2) and zearalenone (ZEN), and were carried out in samples of feedstuffs provided by our Chinese customers. GENERAL VIEW OF MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION […]

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Posted in: Mycotoxins

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Success case: boosting the laying rate of breeder geese with GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax©

Last November 2018, a test in a commercial breeder geese farm in showed that the administration of GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax© resulted in a recovery of the laying rate. GrowthPlus© was added to feed, with the target to improve gut health. An optimized gut health facilitates the absorption of nutrients that are necessary for egg production. In […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, PhytoMax, Poultry

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Essential oils as natural mucolytics and expectorants

The role of mucus in respiratory health The mucus secreted by the respiratory system is a major mechanism of defense against respiratory infections. It is composed by 95% of water, 2% of salts and 3% of organic compounds, including cells related to the immune system , antibodies and lysozyme, an enzyme capable of destroying microbes […]

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Posted in: PlusBreathe, Poultry, Rabbits, Ruminants, Swine

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We prove the fungicidal activity of PlusBreathe against Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillosis is the most common respiratory fungal infection in poultry. More than 20 species of birds, including chickens, ducks and geese, can be affected. Among them, young birds are the most susceptible: outbreaks of aspergillosis in chicks can result in more than 30% mortality and cause huge economic losses. Aspergillus is a genus of fungi […]

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Understanding the importance of acid-binding capacity in piglet feeds

In the pig, protein digestion starts in the stomach and finishes in the duodenum. There are three main enzymes involved: pepsin (secreted by the stomach), trypsin and chymotrypsin (both secreted by the pancreas). Pepsin is secreted as its inactive precursor, called pepsinogen. The transformation of pepsinogen into pepsin occurs rapidly at pH 2.0 but slows down dramatically at pH 5.0. Furthermore, […]

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Posted in: Gut health, PigletPlus, Swine

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Relationship between mycotoxin contamination in feed and necrotic enteritis

Necrotic enteritis, a bacterial infection caused by Clostridium perfringens, is one of the most common poultry diseases worldwide. The acute form of the disease leads to increased mortality (up to 1% per day) together with the general and digestive signs that we described in this article. In the subclinical form, the damage to the intestinal mucosa […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus, GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, Mycotoxin binders, Poultry

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Success case: GrowthPlus© in laying hens affected by necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis

Last July, a success case in a commercial layer farm showed the effectiveness of GrowthPlus© in animals affected by necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis. The efficacy of GrowthPlus© in mixed infections by Clostridium perfringens and coccidia was first demonstrated by a trial made in the Institute of Animal Health, Guangdong Academy of Veterinary Sciences, China.  Circumstances of […]

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Field trial: beneficial effects of ReproPlus© on sow’s productivity at farrowing

A trial made last June in a commercial farm confirms the effectiveness of ReproPlus© on increasing the litter size, reducing the percentage of stillborn piglets, increasing the number and weight of live animals and boosting the general productivity of the sow at farrowing. The trial group was given ReproPlus©, 10 grams/sow/day on top of the […]

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