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Success case: boosting the laying rate of breeder geese with GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax©

Last November 2018, a test in a commercial breeder geese farm in showed that the administration of GrowthPlus© and PhytoMax© resulted in a recovery of the laying rate. GrowthPlus© was added to feed, with the target to improve gut health. An optimized gut health facilitates the absorption of nutrients that are necessary for egg production. In […]

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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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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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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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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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Importance of leaky gut syndrome in farm animals

A syndrome called “leaky gut” has gained quite a bit of attention lately in human medicine.  The term “leaky gut syndrome” is used to describe the condition of “hyperpermeable intestines” that takes place when the intestinal lining becomes more porous and its barrier function is no longer functioning properly. The fallout results in larger, undigested […]

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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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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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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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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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