Archive for PlusProtect Digestive

How to use essential oils to mitigate the risks of respiratory colibacilosis

The avian respiratory system has a unique structure that provides the birds the most efficient respiration among all terrestrial vertebrates. It is essential to allow flight, a highly energetic activity that requires a fast metabolism together with a remarkably effective oxygen supply. The respiratory system in birds consists of a paired static lungs, where the gas […]

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Contaminated drinking water as a risk factor for colibacilosis

As we explained in this article, overgrowth of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia Coli (APEC) in the digestive system is the second most important route of entry of APEC into the body of the bird. Therefore, avoiding the colonization of the digestive system by APEC is key to prevent colibacilosis. Drinking water as a transmission agent of […]

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Colibacilosis, a scary and economically devastating disease

With this post, a general introduction to the disease, we start a series of articles about avian colibacillosis. Colibacilosis is one of the most common infectious bacterial diseases in the poultry industry and one of the main causes of economic loses. Such losses are caused by increased mortality and morbidity, lack of uniformity, decreased production, […]

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Success case: PlusProtect Digestive and PhytoMax boost productivity in breeding hens

A success case in a breeding farm proved that the use of PlusProtect Digestive© and PhytoMax© can significantly improve productive parameters such as laying rate, FCR, egg quality, egg mass and percentage of qualified eggs. OUTLINE OF THE CASE Date: April 2020 Animals: There were 8 houses, with 5500-6500 breeders/house. Houses 2 (5.586 breeders) and […]

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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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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: Relieving oral ulcers in layers with PlusProtect Digestive© and PlusBind Bio©

In April 2019, a test in a leading layer farm showed that the administration of PlusProtect Digestive© and PlusBind Bio© was effective to end the problem of oral ulcers. Circumstances of the case The experimental animals were 104,000 layers located in two houses. Before the test Before the test, approximately 70% of layers showed oral […]

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

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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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Posted in: PhytoMax, PlusBreathe, PlusProtect Digestive, Poultry, Rabbits, Swine

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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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