Biovet S.A. - Veterinaria Digital

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Magazine of veterinary information, medicine and zootechnics, specialized in the poultry, pig, ruminant and aquaculture sectors

Magazine of veterinary information, medicine and zootechnics, specialized in the poultry, pig, ruminant and aquaculture sectors

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Articles of Biovet S.A.

Biovet S.A. - 25/04/2023

Feeding, Nutritionals

Food Allergy in Dog

Food allergy (FA) is defined as “all immune-mediated reactions following food intake”, in contrast with food intolerance (FI), which is non-immune-mediated.


Biovet S.A. - 30/03/2023

Aquaculture

Shrimp Immune System

Shrimp, like the rest of the crustaceans and unlike vertebrates, do not have immune organs, nor do they have acquired immunity, nor immunological memory...


Biovet S.A. - 24/03/2023

Swine

Pig genetics: features and economic importance

Thanks to swine genetics, farming pigs are crossbred animals, commercial hybrids, whose parental breeds depend on what the market demands. Genetic selection has been carried out according to these premises and also considering the minimization of...


Biovet S.A. - 8/03/2023

Feeding

Preservatives for Fish Destined for the Production of Fishmeal and Fishmeal Preservatives

Nearly one-third of the caught fish is not used for direct human consumption but processed into fishmeal or fish oil for animal feed.


Biovet S.A. - 3/03/2023

Swine

Parasitic Protozoa in Pigs

Parasitic protozoa can cause disease in the host. They have the ability to evade innate immune defenses and avoid attack by the host's immune system mechanisms...


Biovet S.A. - 22/02/2023

Aquaculture

Aquaculture production in Sudan

Currently, most of the fish consumed in Sudan comes from traditional and extensive fishing along the Nile River.


Biovet S.A. - 9/02/2023

Pronutrients

Coccidiosis in rabbits. Natural prevention by intestinal optimizer pronutrients

The prevalence of coccidiosis in rabbits is very high worldwide, reaching more than 70% of farms in certain regions of Asia.


Biovet S.A. - 1/02/2023

Feeding, Nutritionals

Role of linoleic acid in pet and poultry feeds

Linoleic acid can be added in pet and poultry feed formulations. It is a precursor of fatty acids called omega-6...


Biovet S.A. - 25/01/2023

Aquaculture

Shrimp farming in Mexico

Mexican shrimp farming is an activity with high growth potential that has seen a sustained increase in terms of productivity in recent years. It is an important food production sector that must be protected as it is necessary to cover the protein...


Biovet S.A. - 16/01/2023

Feeding

Wine and Olive Oil industry by-products for Animal Feed

They may be of no value to the human food industry, but due to their characteristics and/or nutrient content, they are of great value in animal feed.


Biovet S.A. - 11/01/2023

Feeding

South Korean Pet Food Market: Overview

One out of every four South Korean households owns at least one pet. According to Korea Pet Food Association, the dog and cat populations in 2016 were of 4.2 million and 1.6 million, respectively, and raised up to 6 million and 2.6 million in 2020.


Biovet S.A. - 30/12/2022

Poultry Farming

Egg production in Tunisia

Intensive poultry production in Tunisia did not begin until the 60's, specifically until 1967, when the state built the first breeding and laying farms. Until then, the demand for eggs was met by traditional poultry farming.


Biovet S.A. - 28/12/2022

Swine

Mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome (MMA) in Sows

It is the most serious form of expression of the so-called postpartum dysgalactia syndrome (PPDS), it is a complex syndrome that occurs in sows shortly after farrowing (from 12h to 3 days). It is characterized by inflammation of the udder (mastitis)...


Biovet S.A. - 27/12/2022

Poultry Farming

Economy and poultry production in the Little Antilles

The Lesser Antilles is an archipelago found in the Caribbean Sea; it is made up of the smaller Antilles and forms an island arc located southeast of the Greater Antilles...


Biovet S.A. - 22/12/2022

Poultry Farming

Coccidiosis in Southeast Asia

Avian coccidiosis in Southeast Asia - Poultry production in Southeast Asia has undergone a large and positive change in recent years. The region has been able to double broiler meat production in a decade and it is expected to continue to rise as...


Biovet S.A. - 20/12/2022

Aquaculture

Migrations of fish that are bred in captivity

Some of the fish that are bred in captivity, in the wild, are migratory such as salmon, tuna, gilt-head bream, tilapia or pangasius.


Biovet S.A. - 14/12/2022

Preservatives

Cellular and organic toxicity of formaldehyde as a feed preservative

Formaldehyde is a highly volatile and flammable chemical compound that is used in animal feed for microbiological control, both in the preservation of feed (compound feed and/or feed ingredient) and for the control of pathologies in animals and the...


Biovet S.A. - 9/12/2022

Poultry Farming

Poultry production in Ethiopia

Current poultry production in Ethiopia is estimated at 57 million birds, of these the 34.26% correspond to laying hens and 32.86% to broilers, which produce around 77,000 tons of meat annually. There are two important characteristics to highlight in...


Biovet S.A. - 8/12/2022

Microbiocide, Poultry Farming

Yolk infections in ducks (1)

Infection of the yolk may be accompanied by omphalitis, and may originate prior to incubation, during incubation or after the birth of animals.


Biovet S.A. - 16/11/2022

Mycotoxins, Ruminants

Chinese dairy industry

China is the world’s second-largest dairy market, after the US, and the first one as importer of dairy products. Milk production...


Biovet S.A. - 14/11/2022

Aquaculture, Nutritionals

Digestive enzymes functions in shrimp farms

The feed takes up to 40% of the cost of shrimp production. Therefore, soybeans and cereals are use in the feed formulation. To incorporate the proteins and other nutrients from the feed, shrimps need enzymes. All these actions permit to reduce feed...


Biovet S.A. - 3/11/2022

Pronutrients, Swine

Prevention plan for swine coccidiosis

Swine coccidiosis is more prevalent during the lactation stage, due to the number of stressors for the piglet that are present during this stage and that reduce its immune response.


Biovet S.A. - 1/11/2022

Feeding

Japanese pet food market

The Japanese pet food market volume of yearly sales is of around 593,000 metric tons. Among global pet food market, Japan was ranked the sixth-largest market and it is considered a mature market.


Biovet S.A. - 25/10/2022

Aquaculture

Aquaculture production in the Philippines

The Philippines is inside the list of the top 15 aquaculture-producing countries worldwide and within the top 5 in Southeast Asia. It is the fourth largest producer of seaweed in the world. Its role in world aquaculture is of great relevance,...


Biovet S.A. - 24/10/2022

Poultry Farming

Outlook of the poultry industry in Southeast Asia

The outlook for poultry farming in Southeast Asia for this fourth quarter of 2022 and early 2023 may be optimistic, with raw material costs being the biggest challenge. Although prices have risen, they seem to be more stable now.


Biovet S.A. - 19/10/2022

Aquaculture

Aquaculture production in Turkey

The Turkish aquaculture industry has undergone enormous development in recent years, which has led it to become the ninth largest producer in the world.


Biovet S.A. - 5/10/2022

Aquaculture, Enzymes, Feeding

Use of enzymes in soy and cereals feed in shrimp farming

Shrimp feed is based on fishmeal, but with the constant growth of the human population and the high costs of commodities, fish-based feeds are being replaced...


Biovet S.A. - 27/09/2022

Feeding, Nutritionals

Wheat production in Chile

The use of cereals for animal nutrition dates back centuries, these are main sources of energy and nutrients, particularly wheat is one of the three most produced cereals in the world.


Biovet S.A. - 26/09/2022

Feeding, Mycotoxins

Microbiological quality evaluation of raw materials and animal feed

The microbiological quality of raw materials and animal feed is determined by the presence and quantity of microorganisms. These microorganisms can be to plants and animals, saprophytic, which do not cause lesions, or pathogenic, which do cause...


Biovet S.A. - 19/09/2022

Feeding

New protein sources for animal feed

One of the biggest challenges facing animal production in recent years is the availability of protein sources for diet formulation. Protein is one of the most expensive nutrients in the feed formula and it should be borne in mind that the raw...


Biovet S.A. - 16/09/2022

Poultry Farming

Poultry production in Ghana

Poultry production in Ghana has a great value on the country's economy, accounting for 14% of the country's total gross domestic product. In Ghana, as in other West African countries, chicken continues to be the main source of protein preferred by...


Biovet S.A. - 5/09/2022

Feeding, Nutritionals, Poultry Farming

Importance of proper hydration of chicks during the first hours of breeding

Newborn chicks are 80% water and after the first 18 hours of life, they begin to lose approximately 0.20% of their body weight per hour until they begin to rehydrate...


Biovet S.A. - 29/08/2022

Nutritionals

Water quality in southeast asia farming

Water intake and quality is key and complementary to the feed intake to succeed on the production cycle...


Biovet S.A. - 23/08/2022

Feeding, Nutritionals

Local alternative sources of energy and protein for animal feeds in Southeast Asia

The recent increase in grain prices worldwide, as well as shortages, has forced feed producers to search for alternative energy and protein sources...


Biovet S.A. - 9/08/2022

Ruminants

The dairy sector of Myanmar

The Myanmar dairy sector is in the early developmental stage due to limitations of knowledge, skills, infrastructures, food safety, genetics, funding, and data recording systems.


Biovet S.A. - 5/08/2022

Swine

Flushing technique in pigs

Over the years, different feeding strategies have been developed to improve the reproductive indices of sows, among which the Flushing technique should be highlighted. This feeding strategy consists on overfeeding sows for one or two weeks prior to...


Biovet S.A. - 27/07/2022

Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Prevalence of coccidiosis in broilers in Turkey

Coccidiosis continues to be one of the main problems faced by Turkish poultry producers year after year, it is a parasitic disease caused by different species of protozoa of the genus Eimeria spp.


Biovet S.A. - 15/07/2022

Poultry Farming

Coccidiosis in Malaysia and the Philippines

Coccidiosis is the most common intestinal parasitosis of commercial poultry worldwide. Coccidia multiplication in the gut mucosa hinders feed digestion and nutrient absorption and, in turn, impairs the feed conversion efficacy and growth rate.


Biovet S.A. - 11/07/2022

Swine

Denmark: the country with more pigs than habitants

Denmark has undergone a great evolution in the last 30 years, in terms of pig production and has become the European and even world reference, in terms of production efficiency.


Biovet S.A. - 6/07/2022

Swine

Native pig breeds of China

The remaining native breeds present in China can fall into various groups, being the TaiHu pigs a famous one worldwide for its fertility features, and the Jinghua pig because of its meat quality and ham production.


Biovet S.A. - 30/06/2022

Poultry Farming

Poultry production in Pakistan

Commercial poultry production began in Pakistan in 1962, and 1.94 million tons of chicken are currently produced, in the more than 15,000 farms established throughout the country. Such farms vary in size, from 5,000 to 500,000 broilers.


Biovet S.A. - 29/06/2022

Aquaculture

Tilapia production in Nigeria

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with more than 215 million inhabitants, is at the same time the largest fish consumer in Africa, with a consumption of 3.2 million tons of fish annually. Fish accounts for 40% of the consumed protein in...


Biovet S.A. - 27/06/2022

Swine

Australian pig industry: Market report

The Australian pig and sow herd had a continuous growth until the start of the 2000s, where the high feed costs and restructuration of the sector lead to record shrinks. In the recent years, the herd has stabilized around 2.4 million pigs, 265000...


Biovet S.A. - 8/06/2022

Feeding, Ruminants

Dairy industry in Australia

Australian dairying is a $3 billion industry, and it is one of the most important agricultural industries in Australia, together with beef and wheat. Its role on rural employment, as well as on food supply, makes it key for the country.


Biovet S.A. - 1/06/2022

Poultry Farming

Poultry production in the Caribbean islands

The main poultry producer in the Caribbean islands is the Dominican Republic, which registered a record production in the second half of 2021 of 18 million chicken. According to the Dominican poultry association, they expect to increase their...


Biovet S.A. - 30/05/2022

Pathology, Poultry Farming

Major duck diseases in China

Ducks are relatively resistant to diseases, although there are certain challenges that this industry can face. The main challenges in duck production are of infectious or toxic origin...


Biovet S.A. - 25/05/2022

Poultry Farming

Review of the meat and egg production in China

The poultry sector in China has undergone a huge growth in the last decades, achieved thanks to the increase of bird numbers and the productivity and linked to the intensification and technification of the process of production of the sector. The...


Biovet S.A. - 18/05/2022

Pronutrients, Swine

Available alternatives to zinc oxide in Europe

Zinc oxide has been widely used for the prevention of post-weaning diarrhea in Europe. Post-weaning diarrhea is one of the most common pathologies in pig farms, associated with an immune weakening of piglets after weaning, which favors bacterial...


Biovet S.A. - 9/05/2022

Poultry Farming

Laying poultry farming in Sweden

Egg production in Sweden has increased by 42% since 2009, from 104,000 tonnes to the current 148,000 tonnes, although this growth has slowed in recent years...


Biovet S.A. - 27/04/2022

Dissemination, Feeding

Main crops of Argentina and their participation in the international market

The most important crops in Argentina are soybean, corn, and wheat; Argentina is the world's third largest producer of soybean, fifth of corn and tenth of wheat. Regarding exportations, it is positioned first for soybean oil and flour. Thanks to its...


Biovet S.A. - 11/04/2022

Poultry Farming

Overview of the Japanese egg industry

Japan has a very particular egg industry. In contrast to other surrounding countries, where the increase in the egg consumption is linked to favorable demographics, Japan has a mature market and, at same time, has increased its consumption in volume...


Biovet S.A. - 2/02/2022

Mycotoxins, Ruminants

Mycotoxin risk in milk and dairy products

There is the risk to carry-over mycotoxins to animal products, like meat, eggs and milk, intended for human consumption...


Biovet S.A. - 23/12/2021

Microbiocide, Poultry Farming, Preservatives, Pronutrients

Natural strategies to improve the intestinal welfare of birds and its relationship with dirty eggs

Thanks to the genetic selection of the laying hens, progresses is made towards increasing efficiency and productivity. In this context, producers must commit to maintaining intestinal welfare, which will be a critical component to maximize the...


Biovet S.A. - 1/12/2021

Feeding, Mycotoxins, Preservatives

Grain production in China: heavy rains arise quality concerns

Heavy rains occurred during summer and autumn in China compromise the nutritional and microbiological quality of the grain. In this situation, the high moisture content of the grain creates the ideal environment for fungal growth and mycotoxin...


Biovet S.A. - 9/11/2021

Antioxidants, Poultry Farming

Poultry: liver challenges derived from the diet

High production performance makes animals prone to suffer from hepatic stress, making the organ more susceptible to different challenges, such as mycotoxins, free radicals, infectious agents, and diets with an inadequate protein-energy ratio that...


Biovet S.A. - 26/10/2021

Poultry Farming

Physiology of bone and calcium in laying hens

Laying hens have a unique calcium and bone metabolism, adapted for egg production and eggshell formation.


Biovet S.A. - 23/09/2021

Antibiotics, Immunostimulants, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients, Swine

COLISTIN: Limitations and strategies to replace it as an antibiotic growth promoter (AGP)

Currently, the use of colistin as a growth promoter is already prohibited in several Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Mexico; and it should not take long to reach the rest of the countries. In Central...


Biovet S.A. - 13/08/2021

Feeding, Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins in pets

Today the most widespread way of feeding pets is with commercially prepared feed, since it represents an easy and inexpensive way to meet the nutrient needs of dogs and cats at various stages of their life, both in healthy and pathological...


Biovet S.A. - 22/07/2021

Deodorizer, Swine

Ventilation in pig farms

Producing pork meat more efficiently requires a precise control of all the factors that can affect production performance. Ventilation in pig farms is one of these factors, since a proper ventilation system will have a positive impact on animal...


Biovet S.A. - 17/06/2021

Preservatives, Pronutrients, Swine

From farm to table: healthy pork and more sustainable production.

Society is increasingly aware of the importance of food as a key factor in our health. In addition to a greater tendency to use balanced diets, consumers also want higher quality food, free of chemical residues.


Biovet S.A. - 9/06/2021

Antibiotics, Pronutrients

Main liver challenges in African poultry: presence of hepatotoxic mycotoxins and use of antibiotic growth promoters

In intensive poultry farming, there are several factors capable of affecting liver functionality, such as the presence of toxics and mycotoxins, different microorganisms, metabolic overload, etc. The liver is a multifunctional organ, essential for...


Biovet S.A. - 26/05/2021

Poultry Farming, Pronutrients, Swine

Organic animal production in the European Union (EU)

Organic animal production seeks to improve the level of animal welfare, respecting its specific behavioral habits while maintaining adequate parameters that support it.


Biovet S.A. - 25/05/2021

Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Intestinal welfare, key in the pigmentation of broilers

Chicken skin pigmentation is of great importance in countries such as Mexico, China, the Philippines, Peru and some regions of Spain. Consumers in Mexico are among the most demanding when it comes to chicken skin coloration, since they associate...


Biovet S.A. - 25/05/2021

Mycotoxins, Swine

Prevention of Deoxynivalenol (DON) and liver damage

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi that cause enteritis and other toxic effects in animals once absorbed. The pathology caused by the ingestion of mycotoxins present in feed is named mycotoxicosis.


Biovet S.A. - 3/05/2021

Dissemination, Pronutrients

Main parasitic diseases in turkey production in the European Union

Turkeys are the second poultry species produced in the European Union (EU), 14% of total poultry production, according to the most recent data. The past year turkey production grew by 1% and this trend is expected to continue during 2021.


Biovet S.A. - 27/04/2021

Poultry Farming, Pronutrients, Swine

Natural solution to increased antibiotic resistance in Africa and the Middle East

The emergence of antibiotic resistance is an increasingly important problem in Africa and the Middle East, due to the use of growth-promoting antibiotics in animal feed. Intestinal conditioner pronutrients are a natural alternative to ensure...


Biovet S.A. - 20/04/2021

Poultry Farming, Preservatives

Salmonella prevalence in south east asia and China strategies to reduce bacterial load

Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne pathogenic bacteria. It causes salmonellosis in humans and animals, a major public health burden that has a significant cost worldwide. Poultry is one of the main sources of Salmonella which can infect...


Biovet S.A. - 22/03/2021

Mycotoxins, Poultry Farming, Swine

Effects of mycotoxins on animal production in Russia and Eastern Europe

Studies conducted during the last part of 2020, as well as predictions for the first quarter of 2021, show an increase in the prevalence of trichothecenes (T2) in feed, placing itself as the most prevalent mycotoxin 42% in Russia and Eastern Europe.


Biovet S.A. - 4/03/2021

Pronutrients, Swine

IMPROVEMENT OF THE EFFICIENCY OF PIG PRODUCTION IN ASIA

Meat demand in Asia is expected to increase because of population and economic growth. As the demand of animal product increases, pork will remain as one of the main protein sources in Asia, and pig will continue to be one of the major farm animals...


Biovet S.A. - 23/02/2021

Aquaculture, Pronutrients

Use of pronutrients to improve egg hatchability in rainbow trout

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)is one of the most produced freshwater species in the world. Production during 2018 was 850,000 tons globally, with Iran being the first producing country, followed by Turkey and Chile. Trout reach sexual...


Biovet S.A. - 3/02/2021

Pronutrients, Swine

Natural solutions for the reduction of Clostridium in pigs

Clostridial diseases are caused by microorganisms of the genus Clostridium, which includes numerous species of bacteria. These have the form of bacilli, are anaerobic, capable of forming spores, which allows them to persist in the environment for...


Biovet S.A. - 26/01/2021

Deodorizer, Poultry Farming, Swine

Keys to reduce ammonia levels in the farm and improve animal welfare and performance

Preventive measures to reduce ammonia levels in the farms include the management of the diet and the digestive system, the management of the cleaning and disinfection of the farm and the control of the temperature and ventilation of the facility.


Biovet S.A. - 13/01/2021

Aquaculture, Pronutrients

African Catfish: problems related to feeding

The African catfish or Clarias gariepinus is one of the main aquaculture species produced, due to its a highly resistant and productive specie. As in other aquaculture species, feed digestibility problems are common in catfish, especially during the...


Biovet S.A. - 12/01/2021

Mycotoxins, Swine

Effect of Deoxynivalenol (DON) on pigs | influence of environmental conditions in Europe

The deoxynivalenol (DON), is one of the most important mycotoxins in pigs, due to the high sensitivity of this species and the high prevalence of this mycotoxin in the European continent, where it causes a marked reduction in feed...


Biovet S.A. - 31/12/2020

Microbiocide, Swine

Use of natural products in intestinal welfare in piglets

Intestinal welfare is a key aspect for the proper development and productivity of animals. The gut is responsible for the absorption of nutrients present in the feed, so any alteration of its functioning has a negative impact on the use of feed and...


Biovet S.A. - 16/11/2020

Immunostimulants, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Main immunosuppressive pathogens and the use of immunostimulants in poultry

The main immunosuppressive pathogens with interest in poultry have viral etiology, and the Gumboro disease virus (IBDV), the infectious bursitis virus, the Newcastle disease virus (NDV) and the infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) are the most...


Biovet S.A. - 11/11/2020

Enzymes, Microbiocide, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Gut welfare in poultry – A holistic approach is the key

Economic success of a poultry farm is directly linked on gut comfort. Maintaining a proper gut welfare in poultry is basic to achieve the desired production efficiency of the flock. In addition, gut welfare in poultry may also have an impact on food...


Biovet S.A. - 3/11/2020

Enzymes, Feeding, Mycotoxins, Preservatives

Formulation and variability of raw materials in feed

Animal feed is formulated using the formulation system with the objective of achieving the lowest cost, combining the necessary quantities of the available ingredients (raw materials) to meet the nutritional requirements of the target animal. The...


Biovet S.A. - 29/10/2020

Feeding, Mycotoxins, Poultry Farming, Swine

Prevalence and prevention of mycotoxins

Mycotoxin production is influenced by the type of substrates and environmental conditions, like moisture and temperature.  Mycotoxin contamination is an ubiquitous problem that can occur throughout the food chain, depending on the conditions of the...


Biovet S.A. - 28/09/2020

Dissemination, Enzymes, Microbiocide, Preservatives, Pronutrients, Swine

Stability of the gut microbiota as a key target in animal health

The composition of the gut microbiota is known to affect many host functions, including nutrient utilization, intestinal epithelium integrity, and the development and activity of the intestinal immune system. Therefore, one of the possibilities to...


Biovet S.A. - 17/09/2020

Pharmacology, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Anticoccidial plan: Challenges in the prevention and control of coccidiosis

Prevention and control of coccidiosis has usually been done by the combination of different tools, including the correct application of a biosecurity plan, cleaning and disinfection of the facilities, together with the use of anticoccidial drugs.


Biovet S.A. - 31/08/2020

Aquaculture, Pronutrients

Larval feeding in aquaculture species

Aquaculture is the animal production system with the higher growing rate in the recent decades, however, due to the lack of knowledge about larval development and larval requirements, this production has been limited to a few species...


Biovet S.A. - 30/06/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Management in commercial duck production

This article provides a brief review of species-specific management in commercial duck production, including the reception of ducklings, and the feeding and housing in commercial meat duck farming. The world population of ducks was estimated at...


Biovet S.A. - 15/06/2020

Aquaculture, Enzymes, Immunostimulants, Pronutrients

Fish immune system: how to improve aquaculture production through immunity

Traditionally, the immune system is divided into the innate or nonspecific immune system and the adaptive or specific immune system. The fish immune system has both types of immunity, innate immunity, and adaptive immunity. It is essential to keep...


Biovet S.A. - 9/06/2020

Aquaculture, Pronutrients

Aquaculture in Southeast Asia

Aquaculture in Southeast Asia is a sector in constant growth and development and has a great impact worldwide. In order to optimize the efficiency and competitiveness of its products, ensure the supply to the growing regional population and favor...


Biovet S.A. - 13/05/2020

Poultry Farming

Duck breeds and marketed products

Las razas de pato se pueden clasificar dependiendo de su aptitud, siendo aptos para la producción de carne, de huevos o de doble propósito. Las razas de pato más utilizadas son, según su aptitud, el pato Pekín para carne, el pato Corredor Indio...


Biovet S.A. - 4/05/2020

Feeding, Poultry Farming

The egg yolk color and pigments

As the saying goes "you eat with your eyes first", nothing closer to reality: the color of the food is one of the main factors affecting our choice. Within animal production, this organoleptic aspect acquires a great importance in the case of eggs,...


Biovet S.A. - 28/04/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Main challenges in duck production

Ducks are well known for being relatively resistant to diseases. There are no established vaccination plans for this species. They are considered potential carriers of infectious diseases from other birds and, therefore, farms are often isolated...


Biovet S.A. - 8/04/2020

Antibiotics, Digestives, Pronutrients, Swine

Main causes of diarrhea in pigs

Traditional prevention methods and natural solutions of the diarrhea in pigs. Among the most important problems due to their negative effect on productivity and profitability in pig production are gastrointestinal disorders, particularly diarrhea...


Biovet S.A. - 23/03/2020

Feeding, Microbiocide, Poultry Farming, Preservatives, Ruminants, Swine

Animal feed preservatives: effect on feed’s microbiological quality

The microbiological quality of the feed is a factor of great importance in animal production because of its impact on productivity and health status of the animals. In addition, the importance of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi or yeasts) and...


Biovet S.A. - 5/03/2020

Aquaculture, Digestives, Preservatives

Feeding and digestion in fish

Knowing and understanding the feeding and digestion in fish and its peculiarities is essential to produce feed and additives that fit their needs and feeding behavior. The digestive system of fish shows a huge plasticity due to the different...


Biovet S.A. - 5/02/2020

Farm management, Nutritionals, Poultry Farming

Dirty eggs: causes and solutions

Dirty eggs and broken eggs are the main causes for egg rejection. In breeding hens, the percentage of dirty eggs should not exceed 1-2%. The objective is to reduce the percentage of dirty eggs to the minimum, to be able to discard this type of eggs...


Biovet S.A. - 23/01/2020

Antioxidants, Poultry Farming, Swine

Oxidative stress in animal production

Vitamin E and selenium (Se) are essential micronutrients that play a key role in the maintenance of the oxidative balance. The oxidative balance refers to the balance between the production of free radicals and the antioxidant capacity of the...


Biovet S.A. - 17/01/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Rearing pullets: handling and main challenges

The growing and rearing stages of the laying hen are basic to allow the animal express its maximum genetic potential in the productive phase, in order to achieve a proper production curve with high and persistent peak.


Biovet S.A. - 7/01/2020

Antibiotics, Pharmacology, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Antibiotic-free egg production in poultry farming

Laying hens farming is focused on producing high-quality and safe eggs and, in addition, maintain a healthy status of the animals. In order to achieve these objectives, the use of vaccines and antibiotics (whether as prophylactic, therapeutic or to...


Biovet S.A. - 2/12/2019

Immunostimulants, Pharmacology, Swine

Causes of immune deficiency in pigs

Animals have a highly specialized mechanism consisting of organs, tissues and cells, whose objective is the detection and elimination of potentially pathogenic external agents. Such a defensive mechanism is what we call immunity. The organism has...


Biovet S.A. - 8/11/2019

Poultry Farming

Main disease vectors in poultry and control

Disease vectors include all those agents (person, object or animal) capable of transporting and transmitting a pathogen to another living organism. This article focusses on those disease vectors of special interest in poultry. The most important...


Biovet S.A. - 6/11/2019

Poultry Farming, Swine

Alternative cereals in animal feed

Use of alternative cereals to maize and wheat in animal feed It is well known that food accounts for 70% of the costs of a livestock farm, so the knowledge of different nutritional alternatives (alternative cereals), is an indispensable tool to...


Biovet S.A. - 3/10/2019

Antibiotics, Feeding, Nutritionals, Pharmacology, Preservatives, Pronutrients

Organic Products, a growing trend

In recent decades there has been an increase in the consumption of organic products worldwide. This upward trend stems from the increasing social awareness about the environmental impact of food production. Increased sensitivity to the use of...


Biovet S.A. - 27/09/2019

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Water quality in poultry production

In poultry production, water should be considered an important factor of production as well as facilities, genetics, nutrition and health. Water quality in poultry production


Biovet S.A. - 28/08/2019

Antibiotics, Pharmacology, Pronutrients, Swine

Zinc Oxide. Is there any alternative?

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound that has been since the early 90s (Holm, 1993) as a treatment to reduce the incidence of weaning diarrhea. However, in 2015, the Committee for Veterinary Medicines (CVMP) detected an environmental risk arising...


Biovet S.A. - 12/06/2019

Digestives, Immunostimulants, Nutritionals, Swine

Post-weaning diarrhea: control through the use of intestinal conditioner pronutrients

This article introduces the predisposing factors and the different control methods for Post-weaning Diarrhea, showing the effectivity of a natural product based on intestinal conditioner pronutrients to fight against the disease. Weaning is...


Biovet S.A. - 8/05/2019

Immunostimulants, Pathology, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Avian coccidiosis: current situation in Southeast Asia and natural control methods

Coccidiosis is recognized as the parasitic disease with the greatest economic impact in the poultry industry worldwide. The losses are estimated at 1.5 trillion dollars per year, represented by a decrease in productive efficiency and anticoccidial...


Biovet S.A. - 6/03/2019

Digestives, Nutritionals, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Connection between intestinal health and egg quality

Genetic advances in animal production have enabled yield maximization in the last decades. Laying hens are, perhaps, the most representative species that validate it; current layers produce 50% more than in the 50s and 20% more than they did in the...


Biovet S.A. - 13/02/2019

Aquaculture, Immunostimulants, Nutritionals

Enhanced performance in tilapia production by the inclusion of intestinal conditioner pronutrients in the diet

Tilapia is the name of a group of fishes belonging to the genera Oreochromis. Tilapia is, together with carp and salmon, one of the most important fish in aquaculture. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis...


Biovet S.A. - 4/10/2012

Poultry Farming, Preservatives

Oxidation of fats in chicken meat for human consumption and its prevention

We can conclude that the use of a natural origin product like cimenol ring  it has so many benefits in preserving chicken meat fat from its oxidation, because of both efficiency and biosecurity...


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