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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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We prove the fungicidal activity of PlusBreathe against Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillosis is the most common respiratory fungal infection in poultry. More than 20 species of birds, including chickens, ducks and geese, can be affected. Among them, young birds are the most susceptible: outbreaks of aspergillosis in chicks can result in more than 30% mortality and cause huge economic losses. Aspergillus is a genus of fungi […]

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Relationship between mycotoxin contamination in feed and necrotic enteritis

Necrotic enteritis, a bacterial infection caused by Clostridium perfringens, is one of the most common poultry diseases worldwide. The acute form of the disease leads to increased mortality (up to 1% per day) together with the general and digestive signs that we described in this article. In the subclinical form, the damage to the intestinal mucosa […]

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Success case: GrowthPlus© in laying hens affected by necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis

Last July, a success case in a commercial layer farm showed the effectiveness of GrowthPlus© in animals affected by necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis. The efficacy of GrowthPlus© in mixed infections by Clostridium perfringens and coccidia was first demonstrated by a trial made in the Institute of Animal Health, Guangdong Academy of Veterinary Sciences, China.  Circumstances of […]

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Negative effects of heat stress on the fertility of layers and breeders

High environmental temperatures cause very serious economic losses to egg-laying farms. In a recent post we discussed the negative effects of heat stress on egg quality. In today’s article, we will describe the impact of high environmental temperatures in hens (layers and breeders), male breeders and on the hatchability of fertile eggs. 1.Negative effects on the […]

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Improving eggshell quality under heat stress

High environmental temperatures cause very serious economic losses to the egg industry each year. There are 3 major factors contributing to these losses: Biochemical, hormonal and metabolic changes due to high temperatures, in example increased production of free radicals that leads to reproductive disturbances (worse laying rate) and failure of the gut barrier. Poor egg quality Impaired […]

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7 main causes of erosions in gizzard and proventriculus

(This is a revisited version of a post we published in 2013). It is estimated that 15 to 25% of the birds routinely necropsied in broiler, breeder or layer farms show proventriculus or gizzard erosions. The consequences of such erosions should not be underestimated, since both organs are key for performance: When the proventriculus glands […]

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Poor egg quality? Low productivity? We introduce PhytoMax©, the new premium solution for layers and breeders!

Egg quality is a major concern for our customers. Downgraded eggs account for 3.5 to 12% of all produced eggs and this percentage increases at the end of a laying cycle. We designed PhytoMax© to help our customers reduce the amount of downgraded eggs, strengthen the skeletal and general health of the birds and boost productivity.  […]

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Heat stress impairs intestinal barrier integrity and leads to leaky gut

The gastrointestinal tract is one of the main organs affected by heat stress. Diarrhea, watery feces, digestive infections, inflammation of the intestinal tissues, etc are triggered by the exposure to high temperatures. In recent years, the gastrointestinal problems that happen during heat stress have been linked to a failure of the gut barrier function (leaky gut). […]

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