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Use of PhytoMax© to counteract the negative effects of saline water on eggshell quality

In rural areas, springs, creeks and wells are often used as water sources for poultry farms.  Water coming from these sources, especially ground water, may be high in dissolved mineral salts, including sodium chloride. Sodium chloride, NaCl, is essential for poultry, but it has been shown to have a severe adverse effect on shell quality […]

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Relationship between digestive function, health and productivity in laying hens

The genetic potential of farm animals has improved significantly in the recent decades. However, it is estimated that the productivity of commercial farms is 35% below the genetic potential due to suboptimal conditions and health status. Gut health plays a key role in the expressing of the genetic potential: the digestive system is responsible of […]

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Role of selenium in the health, productivity and egg quality of layers and breeders

Selenium is an essential trace element involved in the regulation of several physiological functions of poultry. It is essential for the health, productivity and reproductive function of layers and breeders. In this article we will discuss the most important functions of selenium and the occasions when an extra-supplementation is necessary. Selenium is part of the […]

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Eggshell quality: importance of zinc and manganese

Trace minerals are important in the metabolism of the animals as catalytic agents of all metabolic reactions. They are key for growth, development and productivity. Zinc and manganese, as cofactors of enzymes involved in the synthesis of the eggshell, play an important role in egg quality. Zinc As we explained in this article, the eggshell […]

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Role of calcium and vitamin D3 in eggshell quality

Egg shell quality is a major concern for farmers. Downgraded eggs account for 3.5 to 12% of all eggs and this percentage increases at the end of the laying cycle. The crystalline layer of the eggshell, which is responsible of its mechanical strength, consists of 95% calcium carbonate. A good quality egg contains, on average, 2.2 […]

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In the hot season, plant extracts prevent the damage caused by oxidative stress

Heat stress causes serious physiological dysfunctions that result in a decline in animal performance and in a deterioration of overall health. In an article that we published last year, we explained how the redirection of the blood flow towards the skin, in order to maintain the body temperature, causes a decrease in the supply of […]

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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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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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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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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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