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In one minute: Effects of water-soluble non-starch polysaccharides on gut health

Summary of the video that we published here. Products of choice PlusProtect Digestive© is intended to maintain and improve digestive health in birds, rabbits, and aquatic species of all ages. It is given through drinking water and is formulated with synergistic ingredients: Essential oils with bactericidal and fungicidal activity Plant extracts with prebiotic effect. Immunostimulant and […]

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Effects of water-soluble non-starch polysaccharides on gut health

In a previous article, we discussed the importance of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) and pointed out that water-soluble NSPs are harmful to gut health. Water-soluble NSPs increase the viscosity of the digesta by 3 to 5 folds. By increasing the viscosity of the intestinal content, water-soluble NSPs impair productivity and gut health: Slow down feed passage […]

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In one minute: What are non starch polysaccharides and why do they matter?

Summary of the video that we published here. Products of choice GrowthPlus© is intended to maintain and improve digestive health. It is formulated with synergistic ingredients: • Bactericidal and fungicidal plant extracts, combined with organic acids for better effectiveness, that reduce the number of pathogenic microbes in the digestive system. • Plant extracts with prebiotic effect, […]

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What are non-starch polysaccharides and why do they matter?

As corn prices skyrocket, it becomes necessary to look at alternative cereals. Rye, wheat, barley, triticale, and oats are viable alternatives to corn; however, while corn is highly digestible, these cereals contain anti-nutritional factors that interfere with digestion and the absorption of nutrients. The main antinutritional factors are non-starch polysaccharides (NSP).  Non-starch polysaccharides are polymeric carbohydrates […]

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During heat stress, PlusBreathe© increases feed intake by 10%

In hot environments, animals are prone to change their feeding patterns: the processes of digestion and nutrient absorption produce metabolic heat and, to control body temperature, animals limit feed consumption. The magnitude of the reduction will depend on the species and the environmental temperature: for example, at 30ºC, Holstein cows eat 20% less; poultry 5% […]

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Mechanism of action of phytogenics, organic acids and prebiotics against necrotic enteritis

Necrotic enteritis is a major concern in poultry farms because of its association with decreased performance. After the ban of antibiotic growth promoters, a group of feed additives emerged as tools to fight necrotic enteritis. In this article, we explore the mechanism of action of phytogenics, prebiotics and organic acids. Phytogenics Phytogenics are effective against […]

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Necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis: differential diagnosis

Enteric diseases are one of the most important problems in the poultry industry because of high economic losses. In recent years, due to increasing resistance to antibiotics and coccidiostats, together with the ban of antibiotic growth promoters, necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis emerged as the most worrisome digestive diseases in the poultry industry. The two diseases […]

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