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Alquermold Natural, natural solution to control necrotic enteritis

Alquermold Natural, natural solution to control necrotic enteritis

Biovet presented a trial about the use of cimenol ring to control Clostridium perfringens in the Western Poultry Disease Conference

On March 15, 2021 Biovet S.A. presented a trial in the Western Poultry Disease Conference (WPDC) about the use of cimenol ring to control necrotic enteritis in experimentally infected broilers. The results demonstrated cimenol ring’s efficacy against Clostridium perfringens which makes it effective to control necrotic enteritis.

Necrotic enteritis is an acute enterotoxemic caused by toxins secreted by Clostridium perfringens. It is one of the most prevalent diseases in poultry farms worldwide and it has a great economic impact. It causes mortality, that can exceed 30% during outbreaks. Productive parameters are markedly affected, mainly the weight and the feed conversion rate, which are worsened by around 8% and 10% respectively.

Recently, Júlia Pie, veterinarian of Biovet S.A., has presented a trial to evaluate the efficacy of Alquermold Natural to control necrotic enteritis administered before and after an experimental challenge with C. perfringens. Alquermold Natural contains cimenol ring which is an active compound from plant extracts with strong bactericidal and fungicidal activities that works as a feed preservative and intestinal microbicide for farm animals.

Effects of Alquermold Natural on production parameters

The trial was carried out in Madras Veterinary College, Chennai (India) with 480 broilers distributed into four treatment groups: non-infected control, infected control, infected birds with liquid Alquermold Natural in water for 7 days after infection, and infected birds with powder Alquermold Natural continuously in the feed.

Broiler were experimentally infected with Clostridium perfringens on days 14, 15 and 16 of age. The groups with cimenol ring obtained significantly better weights than the others (+ 158,4 g/bird in the feed; and +118,89 g/bird in the water). Also, cumulative FCR at the end of the trial was significantly better in the groups with cimenol ring compared to uninfected and infected controls (cimenol in the water improved FCR by 11.1% and, in the feed, by 7%).

Efficiency index was 29.35 and 33.52 points better with cimenol ring in the water and in the feed, respectively. In addition, the supplementation of cimenol ring reduced mortality significantly (38.5% reduction when administered through drinking water and 69.2% reduction mixed in feed).

Virtual Western Poultry Disease conference

Natural product effective against necrotic enteritis

The results presented prove that Alquermold Natural is an effective solution to control necrotic enteritis in broiler farms, as it obtained a better productive parameters and lower mortality rates.

Alquermold Natural, a cimenol ring-based product, is developed by Biovet S.A. and can be found in powder solution to be administered continuously in the feed, prior to any necrotic enteritis outbreak. It also helps to reduce intestinal lesions. In the water, the liquid cimenol ring can be used to control the disease after an outbreak, as it helps to restore the balance of the gut microflora. It should be added to the drinking water as soon as necrotic enteritis is diagnosed.

It is highly recommended to use Alquermold Natural because, apart from its higher efficacy compared to similar products, it is completely safe for the animals, does not create resistance nor requires a withdrawal period.


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