2. Use of pronutrients as laying improvers
Pronutrients that act as promoters of mineral absorption are active molecules in plant extracts that improve the physiology of the enterocytes that is related to the utilization of minerals from the diet.
Comparison of a supplement based on pronutrients (mineral absorption promoters), minerals and vitamins administered in drinking water for 1 week each month with the administration of Interleukin-2 in drinking water. The trial was conducted in layer breeders.
Methodology and results
The trial was developed from week 18 to week 33 from the start of laying, and obtained the following results:
Pronutrients that act as promoters of mineral absorption could reduce mortality, maintain the laying rate (smaller laying decrease) and increased the production of total and fertile eggs in layer breeders.
Layers make a great metabolic effort to produce eggâ€™s yolk, albumen and eggshell. For several months, they daily produce the equivalent to 4-5% of its live weight daily as eggs. For this, it is essential to use natural supplements that improve the utilization of calcium and other minerals from the diet, to ensure that birds have their requirements covered.
Promoters of mineral absorption (pronutrients) are marketed underÂ the commercial name Alquerfeed Layers,by Biovet, S.A.