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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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“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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Use of PhytoMax© to counteract the negative effects of saline water on eggshell quality

In rural areas, springs, creeks and wells are often used as water sources for poultry farms.  Water coming from these sources, especially ground water, may be high in dissolved mineral salts, including sodium chloride. Sodium chloride, NaCl, is essential for poultry, but it has been shown to have a severe adverse effect on shell quality […]

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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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Role of selenium in the health, productivity and egg quality of layers and breeders

Selenium is an essential trace element involved in the regulation of several physiological functions of poultry. It is essential for the health, productivity and reproductive function of layers and breeders. In this article we will discuss the most important functions of selenium and the occasions when an extra-supplementation is necessary. Selenium is part of the […]

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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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