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During heat stress, PlusBreathe© increases feed intake by 10%

In hot environments, animals are prone to change their feeding patterns: the processes of digestion and nutrient absorption produce metabolic heat and, to control body temperature, animals limit feed consumption. The magnitude of the reduction will depend on the species and the environmental temperature: for example, at 30ºC, Holstein cows eat 20% less; poultry 5% […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus, PlusBreathe, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry, Rabbits, Ruminants, SupraPlus, Swine

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Mechanism of action of phytogenics, organic acids and prebiotics against necrotic enteritis

Necrotic enteritis is a major concern in poultry farms because of its association with decreased performance. After the ban of antibiotic growth promoters, a group of feed additives emerged as tools to fight necrotic enteritis. In this article, we explore the mechanism of action of phytogenics, prebiotics and organic acids. Phytogenics Phytogenics are effective against […]

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

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Necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis: differential diagnosis

Enteric diseases are one of the most important problems in the poultry industry because of high economic losses. In recent years, due to increasing resistance to antibiotics and coccidiostats, together with the ban of antibiotic growth promoters, necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis emerged as the most worrisome digestive diseases in the poultry industry. The two diseases […]

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

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Poor quality fats put your birds at risk of necrotic enteritis!

Fats are a key component of poultry feeds. Fats supply essential fatty acids, help the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and are the most efficient source of energy. Heated and oxidized fats contain peroxidation compounds that change the odor and palatability of the fat, while depressing feed intake and growth. Fats that contain unsaturated fatty acids […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus, Gut health, PhytoShield, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry

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Use of DigestoCid© to eliminate E. Coli from drinking water

In a previous article, we discussed the importance of contaminated drinking water as a risk factor for colibacillosis and stressed the need to pay attention to its microbiological quality. In a recent trial made in our lab, we showed the in vitro effectiveness of DigestoCid© to eliminate E. coli from drinking water: In the test, […]

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Posted in: DigestoCid, Gut health, Poultry

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Real case: spoilage of poultry feed by Aspergillus sp

Poultry feeds are prone to fungal growth during all the stages of the production and distribution process, from the cultivation of the cereal raw materials to the storage in the poultry farm. Although after pelleting there is a significant decrease of mold counts, complete feed can be contaminated by mycotoxin-producing fungi during the transport and […]

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Posted in: Mycotoxins

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