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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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Coccidiosis is one of the most important predisposing factors to necrotic enteritis

Necrotic enteritis is the result of the overgrowth of Clostridium perfringens in the upper part of the intestines. Clostridum perfringens is a Gram-positive bacteria and forms spores that are extremely resistant to desiccation, heat, disinfectants, and UV radiation, and as a consequence, it is frequently present in poultry houses all around the world. In conditions […]

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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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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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Contaminated drinking water as a risk factor for colibacilosis

As we explained in this article, overgrowth of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia Coli (APEC) in the digestive system is the second most important route of entry of APEC into the body of the bird. Therefore, avoiding the colonization of the digestive system by APEC is key to prevent colibacilosis. Drinking water as a transmission agent of […]

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Success case: SupraPlus© improves survivability, body weight and FCR in broiler ducks

Phytogenics, also called botanicals, are substances of vegetal origin that are used as feed additives. Plant extracts, essential oils and purified natural compounds (together with their synthetic equivalent) are all called phytogenics. Nowadays phytogenics are used successfully to promote productivity and replace antibiotic growth promoters in farm animals. While there is plenty of research about […]

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Success case: DigestoCid© enhances productivity in broiler ducks

The increasing pressure to reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotic growth promoters has directed poultry producers to look for alternatives. Acidifiers have demonstrated to be an effective alternative, thanks to their capacity to sanitize drinking water, reduce the pH of the intestine, and modify the composition of gut flora. In this success case, we […]

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DigestoCid© boosts productivity and improves gut flora composition in caged broilers

A trial conducted in July 2020 in a commercial farm showed that the administration of DigestoCid© to caged broilers significantly improved their performance. Moreover, the use of the product increased the proportion of beneficial bacteria in the intestine. Outline of the trial Time: July 2020 Animals: Caged broilers Trial group: 30,000 animals, 14 days of […]

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Success case: PlusProtect Digestive and PhytoMax boost productivity in breeding hens

A success case in a breeding farm proved that the use of PlusProtect Digestive© and PhytoMax© can significantly improve productive parameters such as laying rate, FCR, egg quality, egg mass and percentage of qualified eggs. OUTLINE OF THE CASE Date: April 2020 Animals: There were 8 houses, with 5500-6500 breeders/house. Houses 2 (5.586 breeders) and […]

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