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Report on the occurrence of mycotoxins in Chinese feedstuffs – 2019

This report is a statistical summary of the more than 1150 analysis that we made in our laboratory of clinical services during 2019. 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: Mycotoxin binders, Mycotoxins

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The use of essential oils in broilers cuts down the incidence of footpad dermatitis by half

Pododermatitis, also called footpad dermatitis or FPD, is an inflammation of the skin located at the footpad of the chickens that can occur at any stage of the life of the bird. It starts with small erosions or discoloration of the skin and may develop into painful necrotic lesions with or without infection. If corrective […]

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Posted in: Gut health, PlusBreathe, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry

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We renewed our FAMI-QS certification

We are glad to announce that last January 2020 our company renewed its FAMI-QS certification. FAMI-QS (Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System) is a standard developed by the European Federation of Manufacturers of Additives for Animals (FEFANA), based on the European Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005/ EC).  This standard aims to ensure the safety, hygiene, transparency and compliance of […]

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Role of selenium in the health, productivity and egg quality of layers and breeders

Selenium is an essential trace element involved in the regulation of several physiological functions of poultry. It is essential for the health, productivity and reproductive function of layers and breeders. In this article we will discuss the most important functions of selenium and the occasions when an extra-supplementation is necessary. Selenium is part of the […]

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Posted in: PhytoMax, Poultry

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The gut’s barrier function in production animals

The surface of the gastrointestinal tract is covered by epithelial cells. These cells must prevent the absorption of toxic substances and pathogenic microorganisms into blood, while at the same time they must ensure the absorption of nutrients. To achieve this target, the gut has developed a “barrier function”, constituted by a semi-permeable barrier that allows […]

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

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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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Posted in: PhytoMax, PlusLay Immuno, Poultry

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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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