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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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“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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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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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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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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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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