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

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Signs of mycotoxicosis in new born piglets

New born piglets may show toxicity signs related to zearalenone or aflatoxins Mycotoxins are commonly present in swine feed. Pregnant and lactating sows are highly susceptible and mycotoxin contamination triggers a variety of clinical signs together with the worsening of productive parameters. But the negative effects of mycotoxins are not limited to the sows themselves. […]

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Posted in: Mycotoxin binders, Mycotoxins, ReproPlus, Swine

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Essential oils help to improve the air quality in pig and poultry houses

Essential oils provide a more pleasant environment, reduce ammonia and repel insects Ammonia often accumulates inside poorly ventilated or poorly managed poultry and pig houses, particularly during winter season. Levels of 50 to 100 ppm in the pig house reduce performance, especially daily weight gain, and make the animals more prone to respiratory problems. Poultry […]

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The story of Piggo – How to raise antibiotic-free post-weaning piglets?

Watch the video here or click to go to our Youtube channel.  Related products SupraPlus© is a liquid mix that contains essential oils, electrolytes, rapidly absorbed sugars and vitamin E. PigletPlus© is a mixture of plant extracts, organic acids and mycotoxin binders designed as a complete answer to gut health problems in weaned piglets. To be added to […]

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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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Consequences of heat stress in boars, gilts and sows

Essential oils with fresh flavor relieve heat stress in boars, sows and gilts Pigs are more sensitive to high temperatures than other species: they do not sweat, their lungs are small and they are covered by a thick layer of subcutaneous fat. Heat stress affects not only pigs in grower-finisher stage, but also the breeding […]

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Our ChampionPig© program in post-weaning piglets results in a 28% higher weight gain

A combination of PigletPlus©  and SupraPlus© Weaning is a traumatic time for the young piglet, as the animal faces sudden social, environmental and nutritional stressors. During the first 3 to 4 days post-weaning, it loses weight and may not consume enough feed or water to meet its needs. As a consequence, immediately after weaning there […]

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Our plant extracts bring real benefits to our customers!

Watch our video to learn how our products based on plant extracts help our customers to reduce FCR and to boost economic benefits. (Duration of the video 1:50 min) Related products GrowthPlus®, our synergistic blend of plant extracts and organic acids for poultry, rabbits and aquaculture species. PigletPlus®, our synergistic blend of plant extracts and organic […]

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Keep your piglets hydrated at all times!

Oral rehydration fastens recovery and cuts down mortality in challenged piglets   Being properly hydrated is crucial for the metabolism of all living organisms. Likewise, nursery piglets need to stay hydrated at all moments in order to grow fast and stay healthy. However, as their metabolic rate is very fast and their body weight is […]

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How mycotoxins impair the immunity of your pigs?

Immunosuppression is one of the most important consequences of mycotoxin contamination of pig feed Pigs, like human beings and all other vertebrates, show two kinds of immune responses: Innate immune response: it is present since birth and it is always ready to mobilize and fight microbes at the site of infection. Innate immunity is very fast […]

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