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Success case: ActiPlus©, the natural treatment against diarrhea in lambs

In September 2019, a success case in a leading sheep farm proved that ActiPlus© is effective to fight diarrhea in lambs. OUTLINE OF THE CASE The test animals were 9 lambs, 10-15 day-old, affected by diarrhea. They were treated with ActiPlus© administered directly in the mouth, once a day, during 2 to 4 days, until […]

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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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Success case: SupraPlus© to stop diarrhea in calves

In March 2019, a success case in a dairy farm showed that diarrhea problems of calves can be stoped by adding SupraPlus© to the milk replacer. OUTLINE OF THE CASE The animals were 28 day-old calves with diarrhea that had not responded to the treatment with antibiotics. 5 representative calves were selected to carry on […]

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Importance of gut health in production animals

THE CONCEPT OF GUT HEALTH Gut Health is of vital importance to the performance of production animals. A healthy gastrointestinal tract allows to reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotic growth promoters. Gut health is defined as the absence of disease so that the animal is able to perform its physiological functions and withstand exogenous […]

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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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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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Advantages of the use of essential oils to relieve heat stress

Essential oils relieve heat stress through 3 main mechanisms of action Heat stress occurs when the amount of heat produced by an animal surpasses the animal’s capacity to dissipate the heat to its surrounding environment. It is associated with increased mortality, digestive problems, metabolic imbalance, muscle dysfunction and impaired productivity across species. Follow the links […]

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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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Essential oils help to reduce the number of insects in the farm

Insects such as flies, mosquitoes, midges, red mites and ticks cause major economic loss to farmers. Their bites produce skin lesions, irritations or allergic–type reactions to the animals or to the farm workers. On the other hand, insects are vectors of pathogenic bacteria and virus, like Pasteurella sp, E.coli, Salmonella sp or Avian Influenza Virus. Insect […]

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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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