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Making phytogenics more effective against Gram-negative bacteria: use of permeabilizers

In recent years, phytogenics have been used as substitutes of antibiotic growth promoters in the poultry and livestock industries. The beneficial effects of phytogenics are attributed to their antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. We discussed the antimicrobial mechanism of action of phytogenics in this article. As antimicrobials, they generally exhibit a broad spectrum of action, […]

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Posted in: Aquaculture, Gut health, Poultry, Rabbits, Ruminants, Swine

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Eggshell quality: importance of zinc and manganese

Trace minerals are important in the metabolism of the animals as catalytic agents of all metabolic reactions. They are key for growth, development and productivity. Zinc and manganese, as cofactors of enzymes involved in the synthesis of the eggshell, play an important role in egg quality. Zinc As we explained in this article, the eggshell […]

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Posted in: PhytoMax, PlusLay Immuno, Poultry

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Farmers are frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance

Every minute one person around the world dies from an infectious disease that has become resistant to antibiotics. A growing list of diseases, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis or sepsis (blood infections) are becoming more difficult or impossible to treat. Antibiotic resistance is making organ transplantations and surgeries, even routine ones, more dangerous, for the lack […]

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Role of calcium and vitamin D3 in eggshell quality

Egg shell quality is a major concern for farmers. Downgraded eggs account for 3.5 to 12% of all eggs and this percentage increases at the end of the laying cycle. The crystalline layer of the eggshell, which is responsible of its mechanical strength, consists of 95% calcium carbonate. A good quality egg contains, on average, 2.2 […]

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Success case: GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax© boost laying rate in duck layers

In October 2019, a success case in a duck egg producer proved that using GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax© can significantly improve laying rate in duck layers. Circumstances of the case The trial animals were 13,000 458-day-old duck layers, which were divided into trial group and control group: Trial group: GrowthPlus© was mixed with feed during five days. […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, PlusLay Immuno, Poultry

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Introducing DigestoCid©, our new water acidifier

We are pleased to introduce DigestoCid©, our new water acidifier. DigestoCid© is superior to other acidifiers in the market in efficacy, easy of use and safety. COMPOSITION Buffered organic acids; phytogenics; monoester fatty acids, carriers. TARGET SPECIES AND AGES Poultry and swine of all ages. FORM Oral solution to be added to drinking water. INDICATIONS […]

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Posted in: DigestoCid, Gut health, Poultry, Swine

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ActiPlus© is as effective as antibiotics to treat diarrhea in lambs

In October 2019, a success case in a leading sheep farm proved that ActiPlus© was as effective as antibiotics to treat diarrhea in lambs. Outline of the case The animals were lambs affected by diarrhea. Their age was between 8 and 17-days-old. The trial group was treated with ActiPlus© administered directly in the mouth, once […]

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Posted in: Gut health, Ruminants

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Success case: ActiPlus©, the natural treatment against diarrhea in lambs

In September 2019, a success case in a leading sheep farm proved that ActiPlus© is effective to fight diarrhea in lambs. OUTLINE OF THE CASE The test animals were 9 lambs, 10-15 day-old, affected by diarrhea. They were treated with ActiPlus© administered directly in the mouth, once a day, during 2 to 4 days, until […]

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Posted in: ActiPlus, Gut health, Ruminants

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Success case: promoting feed intake in heat-stressed native chickens

Multiple studies have shown that heat stress significantly reduces feed intake, daily weight gain and feed use. In this article, we present three cases of native broiler farms, located in subtropical climates. In the three farms, the birds were affected by heat stress and their feed intake was below the standard of the breed. In all cases, the […]

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Posted in: PlusBreathe, Poultry

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Visit to the Philippines

During the last week of September we visited the Philippines. Our local partner, the company Islandwide, had organized several seminars with poultry and pig farmers and professional associations in the areas around Manila. We also visited a typical Philippino layer farm. Due to the particular climate in the Philippines, the local layer farms have a […]

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