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Importance of gut health in layers and breeders

Optimal gut health is of vital importance to the performance of layers and breeders What is gut health? Gut health is defined as the “ability of the digestive system to perform normal physiological functions and to maintain homeostasis, thereby supporting its ability to withstand infectious and non-infectious stressors” Gut health covers: The structural integrity of […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus Poultry, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry

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Essential oils help to reduce the number of insects in the farm

Insects such as flies, mosquitoes, midges, red mites and ticks cause major economic loss to farmers. Their bites produce skin lesions, irritations or allergic–type reactions to the animals or to the farm workers. On the other hand, insects are vectors of pathogenic bacteria and virus, like Pasteurella sp, E.coli, Salmonella sp or Avian Influenza Virus. Insect […]

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Essential oils: Mechanism of action on pathogenic bacteria

Essential oils are a promising alternative to antibiotics Essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquids containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. They are usually obtained by distillation, extraction with liquid carbon dioxide or microwaving. Essential oils contain a very complex mixture of volatile molecules that are can be classified in two main groups, according to their […]

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Posted in: ActiPlus, GrowthPlus, PigletPlus, PlusBreathe, PlusLay Immuno, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry, Rabbits, ReproPlus, Ruminants, SupraPlus, Swine

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Toxicity by mycotoxins in laying hens

Contamination by mycotoxins impairs the health of the hen, its productivity and egg quality Contamination by mycotoxins has a negative impact on the economic return of egg producers, not only due to productivity losses, but also because of its consequences on the health of the layers and on egg quality. Laying hens are more susceptible […]

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Use of essential oils to give chicks the best start in life

The first 7 days of the broiler’s life – a key period for digestive and respiratory health The first week corresponds to 16-25% of the life of the broiler and it is increasingly important as the lifespan of the commercial broiler shortens. A good start is very important for the bird, and every positive achievement […]

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Essential oils help to improve the air quality in pig and poultry houses

Essential oils provide a more pleasant environment, reduce ammonia and repel insects Ammonia often accumulates inside poorly ventilated or poorly managed poultry and pig houses, particularly during winter season. Levels of 50 to 100 ppm in the pig house reduce performance, especially daily weight gain, and make the animals more prone to respiratory problems. Poultry […]

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Case of success: preventing gizzard problems with PlusBind and PlusProtect Digestive

A combination of PlusBind and PlusProtect Digestive is very effective to prevent proventriculus and gizzard problems Gizzard problems are a common problem in farms all around the world. It is estimated that between 15% and 25% of the birds routinely necropsied, either broilers, breeders or layers, suffer from proventriculus or gizzard erosions. In recent years, […]

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Posted in: Mycotoxin binders, Mycotoxins, PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, Poultry

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We show the beneficial impact of chicory extract on the growth of Lactobacillus acidophilus

When chicory extract is added to a culture of Lactobacillus acidophilus, bacterial growth and metabolic activity are enhanced Chicory root extract is rich in inulin. Inulin is a dietary fiber that naturally exists in many plants, has a high content of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and acts as a natural prebiotic. Many studies show that prebiotics can […]

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Posted in: ActiPlus, ExtraProtect, GrowthPlus, PigletPlus, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry, Rabbits, ReproPlus, Ruminants, SupraPlus, Swine

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Experimental results of GrowthPlus in broilers infected with coccidia and Clostridium perfringens

Results of an in vivo test made in the Institute of Animal Health, Guangdong Academy of Veterinary Sciences, China.  In chickens, coccidiosis is one of the most important predisposing factors to necrotic enteritis. The lesions produced by coccidia release blood proteins to the intestine, that can be used by Clostridium perfringens as a substrate for […]

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Understanding the toxicity of mycotoxins in ducks

Ducks are among the most sensitive species to mycotoxin contamination Although ducks are among the most sensitive species to mycotoxin contamination, the toxicity of mycotoxins in ducks is not as well studied as in chickens. On the other hand, the global production of duck meat and eggs is raising in the recent years, so it […]

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