In XVET’s October 2021 Newsletter, we shared a graphical representation of WATT Global Media’s annual Poultry Feed & Nutrition Survey (Graph I) with the percentages of usage of antibiotic in poultry production. The survey relied on the input of 560 replies from professionals (vets, nutritionists, consultants) all around the world. This survey is used as an overview of the current situation of poultry production at international level.Read more “GOOD NEWS: Antibiotic-free Animal Feed in 2021”
Next to a small handful of other plants, Thyme was found to be one of the most promising plant to fight off diseases in the respiratory tract. This was the conclusion of a comprehensive review article by Ayrle et al., 2016, based on ~20000 peer-reviewed publications in the last 2 decades. Let’s find out together what makes this plant so special…Read more “THYME – Botanical of the Month”
Have you heard about Chicory yet?
In recent years, there have been several studies investigating the positive effects of this multi-purpose plant in farm animals.
Adding Chicory to the feed, has many benefits such as anti-parasitic effects which are mostly studied in ruminants when using Chicory as forage. It is also known to have antibacterial activities.
At XVET you can get the benefit of this multi-purpose phytogenic by adding Bacflora BR to the broiler feed. Bacflora BR is a synbiotic product of XVET, enriched by natural Chicory powder.
Nowadays, it is well accepted in nutrition & animal sciences that trace minerals (zinc, copper and manganese, iron, iodine, selenium) are crucial for the maintenance of health, antioxidant protection, improvement of performance and reproduction in livestock and companion animals.
Well-known examples include, for example, the need for iron for hemoglobin in young mammals, the use of selenium for its antioxidative capacity in all life stages or the usage of zinc to maintain skin health by supporting epithelia regeneration. For these functions to be optimal, it is important to consider trace element sources of high bioavailability.Read more “Trace elements – key to success?”