The eggshell is a vital barrier to keep the egg safe from outside effects and a membrane that helps eggs exchange gas and humidity. Lots of things about laying hens has changed dramatically such as genetics, diets, design of the buildings, etc. There is only one fact that has never changed: “The eggshell needs to be as strong as possible to maximize the number of eggs reaching the market”. Good eggshell formation requires critical macro minerals and essential trace minerals supplied in the feed.Read more “Eggshell Quality: What is a good eggshell?”
Following the feed through the digestive system in our last article, we talked about the journey from the beak of the bird to the gizzard.
Until this point, feed already has started to be digested and broken down. Now it is time for the animal body to intensify digestion and absorb all nutrients.
Therefore, a long and intricate track is needed; the intestine!
Do you know the chicken intestine length? Find it out more by clicking below.Read more “Journey of feed through the digestive tract (Part II)”
In poultry productions and more on broiler houses, bedding of the farms plays an important role in general performance and health of the animals living in it. Litter helps to absorb moisture, retain fecal material, and provide a level of conformity due to the insulation effect between the floor and animals. Good management of the litter will prove direct effects on the animals, due to the constant contact of the animal with it. An improvement in litter conditions can translate to better production parameters and higher profits.
XVET’s Drymax at a dosage of 50 gr/m2 helped to improve the litter quality regarding moisture and vector control. As well as showing an improvement in ammonia levels in comparison to the control group.Read more “Drymax on litter quality and ammonia level”
The eggshell is a protective shield for the contents of the egg, giving not only a structure but also a membrane that allows the egg to exchange gas and humidity through it. Good eggshell quality is affected by various factors such as the strain of the animal, age, usage of medications, stress, and nutrition. One important factor that can be enhanced is nutrition; the addition of a good and balanced source of calcium and phosphorus will help to improve the eggshell quality. A bad eggshell quality will result in broken eggs, deformed eggs, or bad hatchability; which translates to big economic losses for producers.
The results of this study are showing that Ovostrong administration in layer farms will help to obtain higher performance levels by increasing egg quality and egg production rate; which will lead to a higher return on investment, especially in older laying hens.Read more “Ovostrong (XVET Germany) enhancing the performance parameters on laying hens”
Poultry as well as other animals must have a way of protecting their body from external factors that can create problems. These defenses are going to fight against various antigens (microorganisms and their metabolites) to decrease the possibility of the animal getting sick; this protection mechanism it’s called immune system.
To reduce the possibility of a non-properly working immune system, there are nutritional inclusions that can be made to enhance and support the immune system, in the form of feed and water additives.
In XVET, there are many products that can support the immune system, utilizing different ingredients and approaches that have been proven to have a strong effect. Three important products which are directly helping immune system are:
· Turbo Tox and Dyna-MOS: Smart formula rich in high quality ß-Glucans and MOS
· Zincotin: Highly bioavailable organic Zinc
The animal body is a complex group of organs and systems working in sync, performing different functions to maintain the whole body healthy. Two organs that play an important role on avian body homeostasis are the liver and the kidney.
In the aim to maintain a healthy organism and align to perfection through harmony, these two important organs have to be taken care of to avoid future problems. XVET’s Metavolin Herbal and Renal Cleaner supports the proper functioning of the liver and the kidney.