Tag: additives for animal nutrition
Farm profitability greatly depends on a good production performance. Therefore, optimizing productive parameters is essential, especially when the market conditions are not ideal.
Every year, mycotoxins have a great economic impact on animal production because they cause great productive losses. Their presence in the feed depends on several factors, such as the origin of the grain or the weather conditions during the cultivation and harvest, for this, mycotoxin contamination is different depending on the season and year.
Avian coccidiosis is a parasitic diseases with a great impact on poultry worldwide because of the negative effects on productive performance, as it causes growth stunt, worsening of feed conversion and mortality, with severe economic consequences. It is caused by several species of the genus Eimeria that can affect different parts of the digestive tract, sometimes, simultaneously.
Both health and production performance are closely related to animal nutrition. One of the mechanisms of nutrient absorption in the intestine is through the paracellular pathway, where tight junctions between enterocytes have an essential role. These binding complexes are in charge of regulating the selective passage of molecules through the intercellular spaces between enterocytes, allowing the passage of nutrients, but avoiding the passage of toxics, antigens or other harmful substances.
Weaning is one of the most critical periods in pig production. It supposes a drastic change in the diet of the piglets that can lead to a decrease in growth and digestive problems.
This 2020 the trademark of Biovet S.A. Alquerfeed is 30 years old since it was first registered in Spain. The Alquerfeed line is composed of nutritionals, preservatives and mycotoxin binders intended for poultry, pig, ruminants or aquaculture.
The appearance of this disease is usually prevented with vaccination and to reinforce this action is recommended to use Alquernat Immuplus (natural product based on immunoestimulant pronutrients). Its use has shown that increases antibody titers in animals and, therefore, enhances the efficacy of vaccination.
The preservation of grain and balanced feed is a key element to maintain its nutritional and microbiological quality. It is based on the control of microorganism (fungi and bacteria) that cause the degradation of feed.
Alquerfeed Antitox, mycotoxin binder of Biovet S.A., patented worldwide in 1988, has been proved effective throughout its more than 30 years on the market in all species and productive aptitudes. Several experimental and field trials confirm that it is a product useful for poultry, including broilers and laying hens, and even in less common species such as turkeys; as well as in pig farming, where it is used both in breeders and fattening pigs.
Once more, Biovet S.A. has participated in the 14th edition of Turkey Science and Production Conference held from March 4-6 in Carden Park, Cheshire (UK). Turkey producers and companies related to the sector attended the congress held annually in this English city.