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Cinnamon helps you to control coccidiosis

Cinnamon oil is an alternative or a complement to current anticoccidial drugs THE IMPORTANCE OF COCCIDIOSIS Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of farm animals (poultry,  swine, rabbits, many species of ruminants) that leads to considerable economical losses. It is caused by protozoa of the genuses Eimeria and Isospora, among others. The disease spreads from one […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus, GrowthPlus Poultry, GrowthPlus Rabbits, PigletPlus, PlusProtect Digestive, PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, PlusProtect Digestive Swine, Poultry, Rabbits, Swine

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Respiratory diseases are scary, but essential oils can help!

Respiratory infections are the most important group of diseases affecting poultry. They occur worldwide but especially in temperate areas during autumn and winter months. Several pathogens may initiate respiratory diseases in poultry, including a variety of viruses, bacteria and fungi. The profitability of the farm is considerably affected, not only because mortality increases but also […]

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3 reasons to use phyto-active ingredients during the life of a broiler

There is no doubt that antibiotic growth promoters have played an important role in animal production over the past decades. However, the current trend is to look for alternatives to antibiotics due to increasing antibiotic-resistance concerns. Phyto-ingredients constitute one excellent alternative. They are plant–derived active compounds that are incorporated into the diets with the target […]

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Why egg quality impacts the health of day-one-chicks?

The main goal of every breeder farm is to get the maximum number of qualified eggs and live chicks per hen and the highest proportion of top quality day-one-chicks. In order to obtain the maximum number of healthy, highly productive chicks, we need to consider not only the variables related to the breeders but also […]

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Posted in: ExtraProtect, PlusLay Immuno, PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, Poultry

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Practical case: Ameliorate eggshell defects in only 5 days

Poor egg shell quality is major concern for the egg producer. An increased number of broken or cracked eggs has a negative impact on income and is also associated with potential risks to egg safety when egg inspection is not performed properly. THE INCIDENCE OF BROKEN OR CRACKED EGGS IS HIGHER OLDER HENS The problem […]

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Posted in: PlusLay Immuno, Poultry

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Practical case: Advantages of using phyto-active ingredients during a feed passage outbreak

One of our core missions ​​is to provide practical solutions to real problems of poultry farms. A few weeks ago we wrote a post on signs and possible causes of the presence of undigested feed in poultry droppings, that you can read here. Today we would like to give a practical example of how a synergistic […]

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Posted in: PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, Poultry

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The “in vitro” effectiveness of PlusProtect Digestive© against Salmonella confirmed

Recently,  the Laboratory of Poultry Disease of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS), located in Guangzhou, South of China, carried out an in vitro trial that confirmed the effectiveness of PlusProtect Digestive© against Salmonella sp. The strain of Salmonella used in the test was isolated from the intestine of a Chinese local breed of broiler […]

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How to boost the benefits of your broiler farm by 17%

The latest trial made in China this winter confirms that adding PlusProtect Digestive© to drinking water for all the life of the broilers results in better livability, weight gain and FCR. Besides, it reduces medication costs. As a consequence, the economic output of the group treated with PlusProtect Digestive© was almost 17% better than control […]

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Why mycotoxins make you lose the money invested in feed?

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by molds mainly belonging to the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium. Although the best known consequences of mycotoxins are their clinical (diseases) and subclinical (productivity losses) effects on farm animals, the reduction of the value of crops and complete feeds is a lesser known but very important repercussion. It […]

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Posted in: GrowthPlus, Mycotoxin binders, Mycotoxins, PigletPlus, Poultry, ReproPlus, Swine

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Undigested feed in broiler droppings, a serious problem for productivity

Undigested feed in broiler droppings, a serious problem for productivity

The presence of undigested feed in droppings of broilers, also known as “feed passage”, is a fairly common problem in broiler farms. It is an evidence that digestive health is not adequate and a serious loss of productivity, leading to deficient growth and poor feed conversion rate. Economic losses are huge in major outbreaks. This […]

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