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PhytoShield© cuts down mortality during transport and improves meat quality

An experiment conducted in July showed that PhytoShield© given to broilers during the finisher stage reduced the mortality during the transport to the slaughterhouse and improved the quality of the meat. EXPERIMENTAL METHOD The experimental animals were 28-day-old broilers; 4,400 animals in trial group and 6,200 animals in control group. Treatment of the trial group: […]

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Success case: PlusBreathe© promotes productivity in heat-stressed ducklings

The optimum environmental temperature for raising broiler ducks is 16-22℃ and only within this range the best performance can be achieved. When the environmental temperature is higher than 28℃, the ducks become heat-stressed: the normal physiological functions are altered, feed intake is reduced, feed conversion and growth rate worsen, the immune system is impaired and […]

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How can heat stress affect the quality of poultry meat?

Genetic selection towards faster growing birds and higher breast yield has made the modern broilers more vulnerable to high temperatures. It is known that nowadays the negative effects of heat stress in commercial strains are observed at lower temperatures than several decades ago. Besides the negative effects of heat stress on the oxidative status of the […]

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Heat stress and immunosuppression: essential oils come to the rescue!

High environmental temperature is among the most important causes of poor performance in our industry. Heat stress negatively affects the oxidative status of the animals, egg quality, reproductive performance, gut health and immune response. Immunosuppression during heat stress leads to a raise mortality and to an increased susceptibility to different diseases. MODULATION OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE […]

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In the hot season, plant extracts prevent the damage caused by oxidative stress

Heat stress causes serious physiological dysfunctions that result in a decline in animal performance and in a deterioration of overall health. In an article that we published last year, we explained how the redirection of the blood flow towards the skin, in order to maintain the body temperature, causes a decrease in the supply of […]

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The application of PlusBreathe© via spray improves the level of disinfection of the farm

Essential oils are given by drinking water or mixed with feed for a variety of applications, including gut and respiratory health, liver stimulation or immune support, with proven effectiveness. In cases of heat stress, respiratory diseases or poor air quality, essential oils can also be sprayed in the air of the farm, achieving a direct […]

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Importance of gut health in production animals

THE CONCEPT OF GUT HEALTH Gut Health is of vital importance to the performance of production animals. A healthy gastrointestinal tract allows to reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotic growth promoters. Gut health is defined as the absence of disease so that the animal is able to perform its physiological functions and withstand exogenous […]

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Success case: improving egg quality and gut health with PhytoMax© and PlusProtectDigestive©

A recent success case showed that the administration of PhytoMax© and PlusProtect Digestive© significantly improved eggshell quality and solved digestive disturbances. The animals were 50,000 layers, aged 255 days. This breed lays pink eggs. There was no control group. The laying hens were treated during 7 days with PhytoMax© and PlusProtect Digestive©. The egg shell […]

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Success case: boosting the laying rate of breeder geese with GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax©

Last November 2018, a test in a commercial breeder geese farm in showed that the administration of GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax© resulted in a recovery of the laying rate. GrowthPlus© was added to feed, with the target to improve gut health. An optimized gut health facilitates the absorption of nutrients that are necessary for egg production. In […]

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Essential oils as natural mucolytics and expectorants

The role of mucus in respiratory health The mucus secreted by the respiratory system is a major mechanism of defense against respiratory infections. It is composed by 95% of water, 2% of salts and 3% of organic compounds, including cells related to the immune system , antibodies and lysozyme, an enzyme capable of destroying microbes […]

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