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


Articles of Dr. Germán Bertsch

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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.

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...

Dr. Germán Bertsch - 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...


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