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“In vitro” bacteriostatic and antibacterial effect of DigestoCid© and two competing products

Fundamentals of the experimental design This experiment uses a dilution-neutralization method that is based on the official European method EN 1040:2005, “Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics”. The fundamentals of the method are as follows: To estimate the antimicrobial activity of […]

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Posted in: DigestoCid, Gut health, Poultry, Swine

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Use of PhytoMax© to counteract the negative effects of saline water on eggshell quality

In rural areas, springs, creeks and wells are often used as water sources for poultry farms.  Water coming from these sources, especially ground water, may be high in dissolved mineral salts, including sodium chloride. Sodium chloride, NaCl, is essential for poultry, but it has been shown to have a severe adverse effect on shell quality […]

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Relationship between digestive function, health and productivity in laying hens

The genetic potential of farm animals has improved significantly in the recent decades. However, it is estimated that the productivity of commercial farms is 35% below the genetic potential due to suboptimal conditions and health status. Gut health plays a key role in the expressing of the genetic potential: the digestive system is responsible of […]

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

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We are donating face masks to countries affected by COVID-19

It is well known that there is a worrying shortage of protective equipment in many countries affected by COVID-19. The lack of such equipment is leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline workers dangerously ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients, Our team at PlusVet Animal Health has been working to donate surgical masks and respirators to […]

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Visits to broiler integrators in Thailand

In February we spend several days in Thailand together with the team of our local partner, the company A.I.P. During our stay, we held a training session in the offices of A.I.P. and, in the following days, we visited several International broiler integrators. We thank A.I.P. for their hospitality and hard work! Copyright© 2020 PlusVet […]

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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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