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Success case: PlusBreathe© improves the oxidative status and flavour of duck meat

In a previous article, we discussed how heat stress and oxidation impair the quality of poultry meat. On the other hand, in another article, we explained how essential oils with antioxidant capabilities can prevent and restore the damage produced by oxidation. In this success case, that took place in Summer 2020, we demonstrated that our […]

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Heat stress and fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome in poultry

The liver is a key organ for the health and productivity of poultry and plays a significant part in the digestion, metabolism and utilization of nutrients. The liver is involved in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins; it is the main storage site for fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), the water-soluble vitamin […]

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The use of essential oils in broilers cuts down the incidence of footpad dermatitis by half

Pododermatitis, also called footpad dermatitis or FPD, is an inflammation of the skin located at the footpad of the chickens that can occur at any stage of the life of the bird. It starts with small erosions or discoloration of the skin and may develop into painful necrotic lesions with or without infection. If corrective […]

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Success case: promoting feed intake in heat-stressed native chickens

Multiple studies have shown that heat stress significantly reduces feed intake, daily weight gain and feed use. In this article, we present three cases of native broiler farms, located in subtropical climates. In the three farms, the birds were affected by heat stress and their feed intake was below the standard of the breed. In all cases, the […]

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Success case: PlusBreathe© promotes productivity in heat-stressed ducklings

The optimum environmental temperature for raising broiler ducks is 16-22℃ and only within this range the best performance can be achieved. When the environmental temperature is higher than 28℃, the ducks become heat-stressed: the normal physiological functions are altered, feed intake is reduced, feed conversion and growth rate worsen, the immune system is impaired and […]

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Heat stress and immunosuppression: essential oils come to the rescue!

High environmental temperature is among the most important causes of poor performance in our industry. Heat stress negatively affects the oxidative status of the animals, egg quality, reproductive performance, gut health and immune response. Immunosuppression during heat stress leads to a raise mortality and to an increased susceptibility to different diseases. MODULATION OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE […]

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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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The application of PlusBreathe© via spray improves the level of disinfection of the farm

Essential oils are given by drinking water or mixed with feed for a variety of applications, including gut and respiratory health, liver stimulation or immune support, with proven effectiveness. In cases of heat stress, respiratory diseases or poor air quality, essential oils can also be sprayed in the air of the farm, achieving a direct […]

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Essential oils as natural mucolytics and expectorants

The role of mucus in respiratory health The mucus secreted by the respiratory system is a major mechanism of defense against respiratory infections. It is composed by 95% of water, 2% of salts and 3% of organic compounds, including cells related to the immune system , antibodies and lysozyme, an enzyme capable of destroying microbes […]

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We prove the fungicidal activity of PlusBreathe against Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillosis is the most common respiratory fungal infection in poultry. More than 20 species of birds, including chickens, ducks and geese, can be affected. Among them, young birds are the most susceptible: outbreaks of aspergillosis in chicks can result in more than 30% mortality and cause huge economic losses. Aspergillus is a genus of fungi […]

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