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Success cases: solving digestive problems of free-range broilers with PlusProtect Digestive© and GrowthPlus©

The management of free-range birds is labour intensive and very complex due to the uncontrolled environmental conditions. In Spring and Summer, with the hot and humid weather, keeping a healthy gut is a challenge for many producers. When antibiotics are not an option for residue and regulation concerns, plant extracts come to the rescue and […]

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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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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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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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Eliminate antibiotic growth promoters from broiler feed while boosting economic benefits!

Replacing AGP with a combination of organic acids and plant extracts boosted benefits by 7.7% Replacing antibiotic growth promoters with functional feed additives, in order to fulfill regulatory requirements or consumer demands, is sometimes seen by the farmers merely as an increase of the cost of feed. But certain functional feed additives, such as plant […]

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Advantages of using natural feed additives in laying hens

Watch our video to learn what we can do for your layers! Related product GrowthPlus®, our synergistic blend of plant extracts and organic acids for poultry, rabbits and aquaculture species. Some of the images used in this video are found in Freepik and Shutterstock. All other images belong to PlusVet Animal Health. Copyright © 2017 […]

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Our plant extracts bring real benefits to our customers!

Watch our video to learn how our products based on plant extracts help our customers to reduce FCR and to boost economic benefits. (Duration of the video 1:50 min) Related products GrowthPlus®, our synergistic blend of plant extracts and organic acids for poultry, rabbits and aquaculture species. PigletPlus®, our synergistic blend of plant extracts and organic […]

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