The global livestock sector is facing various challenges such as high feed costs and extreme weather conditions due to climate change.Read more “Sustainability needs high feed efficiency”
The essential oil of the Eucalyptus plant is a complex mixture of a variety of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, and aromatic phenols, oxides, ethers, alcohols, esters, aldehydes, and ketones; however, the exact composition and proportion of each molecule vary with species. Among the various components of eucalyptus oil, 1,8-cineole is the most important one and, in fact, a characteristic compound of the genus Eucalyptus.Read more “Eucalyptus, much more than used for hair & skin /as a cosmetic”
It was hypothesized that applying Aromax Dry via milk replacer and creep feeding to young calves can support the digestive and respiratory health of the animals and can reduce the incidence of diarrhea, cough and dyspnea.
According to the comparison between the data and the actual situation of the calf field, we experienced that with the application of Aromax Dry, the overall morbidity decreased relative significantly.Read more “Effects of Aromax Dry in Calves”
Mint is a genus of plants that grow as an aromatic perennial herb and has traditionally been used in cooking, cosmetics, and as an alternative or a complementary ingredient in medicine. But also used in the famous candy cane which is shaped to look like a shepherd’s staff. Let’s learn how mint is beneficial in supporting the immune system, as well as its ability to enhance appetite.Read more “MINT, from the School of Botanicals”
Type of trial: Field trial
Location of trial: Philippines
Trial period: six weeks in autumn 2020 (from 26th week of life onwards)
Experimented animals: Layers (Lohmann breed)
Aim of the Trial: Assess the effect of XVET`s Metavolin Herbal® on Pre-Peak and Peak Performance of laying hens
It has been demonstrated that supporting the liver during stressful periods can lead to improvement of layer performance. It was hypothesized, that Metavolin Herbal® enhances the chicken`s metabolism by supporting the hepatic system, thus leading to an increased performance and better health of the birds, which might be useful especially around peak of laying when hepatic stress factors are at its highest.
Hollow bones, which will conform to the respiratory system, are called pneumatic bones. On the other hand, medullary bones are the ones that will serve as a source of calcium for eggshell formation. For the skeletal system to be able to fulfill so many functions, the formation of bone will play an important role. Bone is a living tissue and it requires proper nutrition and control of multiple factors for the best performance. Poor nutrition, stress, or poor management can result in deformations or structural weaknesses.
When we are talking about nutritional deficiencies, two minerals play an important role in proper bone formation and ossification: Calcium and phosphorus.Read more “The skeletal system: More than just a frame.”
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”
The trial was started in two different houses with the same nutritional plan and other relevant factors. The number of birds in each house was 10.000 and houses were placed next to each other.
At the end of second cycle, there was difference between two groups with 300 gr more feed consumption and 172 gr more body weight for Renal Cleaner group.Read more “Effect of Renal Cleaner in Broilers”
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