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Understanding the importance of acid-binding capacity in piglet feeds

In the pig, protein digestion starts in the stomach and finishes in the duodenum. There are three main enzymes involved: pepsin (secreted by the stomach), trypsin and chymotrypsin (both secreted by the pancreas). Pepsin is secreted as its inactive precursor, called pepsinogen. The transformation of pepsinogen into pepsin occurs rapidly at pH 2.0 but slows down dramatically at pH 5.0. Furthermore, […]

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Posted in: Gut health, PigletPlus, Swine

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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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Posted in: GrowthPlus, GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, Mycotoxin binders, Poultry

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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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Posted in: GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, Poultry

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Field trial: beneficial effects of ReproPlus© on sow’s productivity at farrowing

A trial made last June in a commercial farm confirms the effectiveness of ReproPlus© on increasing the litter size, reducing the percentage of stillborn piglets, increasing the number and weight of live animals and boosting the general productivity of the sow at farrowing. The trial group was given ReproPlus©, 10 grams/sow/day on top of the […]

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Posted in: ReproPlus, Swine

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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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Posted in: PhytoMax, Poultry

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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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Posted in: PhytoMax, PlusBreathe, Poultry, SupraPlus

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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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Posted in: GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, Poultry

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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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Posted in: PhytoMax, PlusLay Immuno, Poultry

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

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Advantages of the use of essential oils to relieve heat stress

Essential oils relieve heat stress through 3 main mechanisms of action Heat stress occurs when the amount of heat produced by an animal surpasses the animal’s capacity to dissipate the heat to its surrounding environment. It is associated with increased mortality, digestive problems, metabolic imbalance, muscle dysfunction and impaired productivity across species. Follow the links […]

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Posted in: PlusBreathe, Poultry, Rabbits, Ruminants, Swine

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