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How to use essential oils to mitigate the risks of respiratory colibacilosis

The avian respiratory system has a unique structure that provides the birds the most efficient respiration among all terrestrial vertebrates. It is essential to allow flight, a highly energetic activity that requires a fast metabolism together with a remarkably effective oxygen supply. The respiratory system in birds consists of a paired static lungs, where the gas […]

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Colibacilosis, a scary and economically devastating disease

With this post, a general introduction to the disease, we start a series of articles about avian colibacillosis. Colibacilosis is one of the most common infectious bacterial diseases in the poultry industry and one of the main causes of economic loses. Such losses are caused by increased mortality and morbidity, lack of uniformity, decreased production, […]

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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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Use of natural antioxidants to prevent woody breast in broiler chickens

Producing high quality meat is a primary goal of the poultry industry. In the recent years, as chicken breeds are genetically selected for faster growth and larger breast meat, there has been an increase of myopathies (diseases of the muscle in which the muscle fibers do not function properly) mainly affecting the breast. The most […]

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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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Posted in: DigestoCid, Gut health, Poultry

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Success case: PlusBreathe© improves the oxidative status and flavour of duck meat

In a previous article, we discussed how heat stress and oxidation impair the quality of poultry meat. On the other hand, in another article, we explained how essential oils with antioxidant capabilities can prevent and restore the damage produced by oxidation. In this success case, that took place in Summer 2020, we demonstrated that our […]

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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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Heat stress and fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome in poultry

The liver is a key organ for the health and productivity of poultry and plays a significant part in the digestion, metabolism and utilization of nutrients. The liver is involved in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins; it is the main storage site for fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), the water-soluble vitamin […]

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“In vitro” effectiveness of PhytoErad© against red mites

Infestation by red mites Dermanyssus gallinae (also known as red mite or poultry mite) is an ectoparasite of poultry that feeds on the blood of the animal. It causes itching, general discomfort, stress, anemia, fatigue, feather pecking, cannibalism and sometimes death. In laying hens, it worsens feed conversion, reduces the laying rate and impairs egg quality […]

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