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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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Use of essential oils to give chicks the best start in life

The first 7 days of the broiler’s life – a key period for digestive and respiratory health The first week corresponds to 16-25% of the life of the broiler and it is increasingly important as the lifespan of the commercial broiler shortens. A good start is very important for the bird, and every positive achievement […]

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Case of success: preventing gizzard problems with PlusBind and PlusProtect Digestive

A combination of PlusBind and PlusProtect Digestive is very effective to prevent proventriculus and gizzard problems Gizzard problems are a common problem in farms all around the world. It is estimated that between 15% and 25% of the birds routinely necropsied, either broilers, breeders or layers, suffer from proventriculus or gizzard erosions. In recent years, […]

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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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Leg problems? Your broilers may suffer a gut barrier failure!

By improving gut health, you can cut down the cases of lameness in your farm Are your growing and finishing broilers affected by leg problems? If yes, they may be suffering from a bacterial infection in the head of the femur called Bacterial Chondronecrosis and Osteomyelitis (BCO lameness). BCO lameness is the most common cause […]

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Phyto-active ingredients boost feed use in broilers!

Gut health is a key factor for an optimal FCR FCR problems impact seriously the economy of the broiler farm. Feed represents 60-70% of the total cost of broiler production and the efficient conversion of feed into live weight is critical for profitability. Even small changes in FCR may have a deep impact on the […]

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