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”
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)”
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) or Gumboro is a disease affecting poultry health which increases mortality due to bursal atrophy in the broiler. Another cause of this disease is immunosuppression. Therefore, enhancing immunity is a good strategy to support the animals against this disease.
In this study, Turbo Tox was tested along with Gumboro vaccination to evaluate the immune-modulatory effect.Read more “Effects of dietary inclusion of XVET’s Turbo Tox on Gumboro disease status of broiler chickens”