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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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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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Posted in: GrowthPlus Poultry, Gut health, PlusProtect Digestive Poultry

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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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Posted in: GrowthPlus, Gut health, PigletPlus, PlusBreathe, PlusLay Immuno, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry, Rabbits, ReproPlus, Ruminants, SupraPlus, Swine

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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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Posted in: GrowthPlus, Gut health, Mycotoxin binders, Mycotoxins, PigletPlus, PlusProtect Digestive, PlusProtect Digestive Poultry, PlusProtect Digestive Swine, Rabbits, ReproPlus, Ruminants, SupraPlus, Swine

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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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