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6 main causes of erosions in gizzard and proventriculus

6 main causes of erosions in gizzard and proventriculus

To read an updated version of this article follow this link. It is estimated that between 15 and 25% of the birds routinely necropsied in broiler, breeder or layer farms suffer from proventriculus or gizzard erosions. The consequences of such erosions should not be underestimated, as proventriculus and gizzard are very important digestive organs. Lesions […]

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PlusProtect Digestive contributes to improve digestive health in hot periods

PlusProtect Digestive contributes to improve digestive health in hot periods

The occurrence of digestive diseases increases in summer because the hot and humid weather promotes the proliferation of pathogenic fungi and bacteria in feed, litter and environment. During June and July 2013, we run a trial to demonstrate how the product contributes to digestive health in broiler chickens. One day chicks coming from the same […]

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Posted in: PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, Poultry

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Why vitamin E makes your breeders more productive?

Why vitamin E makes your breeders more productive?

Vitamin E refers to a group of eight compounds that include four tocopherols and four tocotrienols.  Requirements for poultry species depend on the age of the animal and the reproductive stage, being the lowest for laying hens. It interacts with other diet ingredients, such as oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), antioxidants, sulfur amino […]

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3 ways binders based on silicates improve productivity of layers and breeders

3 ways binders based on silicates improve productivity of layers and breeders

Binders based on silicates are widely used in poultry farming nowadays. In recent years, silicate-based products have evolved from focusing solely on the binding of aflatoxins to become complex materials with high binding capacities for all mycotoxins. The latest generation of silicates shows binding rates for difficult-to-bind mycotoxins equal or better than products based on […]

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PlusProtect Digestive contributes to prevent necrotic enteritis

PlusProtect Digestive contributes to prevent necrotic enteritis

Necrotic enteritis and subclinical forms of Clostridium perfringens infections are widespread in poultry farming. The disease is actually a enterotoxaemia and lesions are caused by the toxins alpha toxin, secreted by Clostridium perfringens type A and Clostridium perfringens type C, and by beta toxin, secreted only by Clostridium perfringens type C. CAUSES Clostridium perfringens is […]

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Products within PlusProtect line can prevent digestive infections by Candida sp

Products within PlusProtect line can prevent digestive infections by Candida sp

Candidiasis is a disease caused by species of the yeast-like fungus, Candida sp, most commonly Candida albicans. It affects poultry, pigs and ruminants. CAUSES Candida albicans is a normal inhabitant of the digestive system. There might be an overgrowth of the microorganism, and therefore a pathological situation, in the following circumstances: Use of various antibiotics. More […]

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Can plant extracts replace antibiotic growth promoters?

Can plant extracts replace antibiotic growth promoters?

The livestock industry is currently moving towards a reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in order to prevent the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains in humans. Feeds without antibiotics are a reality in the European Union and in South Korea now, while other countries are looking into ways to control them, such as United […]

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Dysbiosis, a little known disease with many names and big impact

Dysbiosis, a little known disease with many names and big impact

Intestinal flora comprises all bacteria, protozoa and fungi present in the gastrointestinal tract and consists of approximately 400 to 500 different species. Digestive system is sterile before birth and colonization starts immediately after. The species living in a given segment of the digestive tract will depend on its environmental conditions (oxygen concentration, feed composition, presence […]

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PlusProtect Digestive® is highly effective against E.coli

PlusProtect Digestive® is highly effective against E.coli

Recently we carried out an experiment to evaluate the susceptibility of Escherichia coli to our natural bactericide and fungicide PlusProtect Digestive®. Escherichia coli was cultured on Petri plates with Muller Hinton Agar containing PlusProtect Digestive® at the following concentrations: 2 ml/liter, 1 ml/liter, 0.5 ml/liter and 0. After 48 h of incubation, PlusProtect Digestive® had […]

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Egg production drop caused by stress

Egg production drop caused by stress

Stress is a very common cause of laying problems. Hens are animals of habit and any change (related to management, feed, environment, etc) unsettles them, resulting in negative effects in their wellbeing and productivity. Hen’s response to stress can be categorized in five groups: Morphological changes: Livability and body condition are influenced by environmental conditions […]

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