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Plantas naturales - 6/06/2017

Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Effectiveness of pronutrients against avian coccidiosis

So far, the treatment of this disease has been made mainly by using chemical coccidiostats. In Europe, after the entry into force on May 15, 2002 of EC Regulation No. 2205/2001 of 14 November 2001, part of chemicals coccidiostats have been recalled....

Plantas naturales - 26/05/2017

Dissemination, Feeding, Pronutrients

Use of Echinacea sp. in animal nutrition

All are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer.

Plantas naturales - 30/03/2017

Feeding, Pronutrients

The importance of Artichoke Extract (Cynara scolymus L) in Animal Nutrition

The liver plays an important role in animals subjected to high production requirements. The concept of hepatoprotection basically reflects an appreciation of the critical role of this organ in many aspects of metabolism and the importance of...

Plantas naturales - 4/01/2017

Dissemination, Feeding, Poultry Farming, Ruminants, Swine


Due to the tendency to return to natural feeding and the recent ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters, the need to find alternative dietary growth promoters and immune modulators are required. Therefore, interest in using herbs (like...

Plantas naturales - 23/09/2016

Dissemination, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Natural plant extract in animal Feed: Thyme

The need to find new anti-infective agents and therapeutic strategies or preventive alternative to antibiotics is currently a major issue in pharmaceutical research. The use of essential oils, prebiotics, probiotics or antimicrobial peptides could...

Plantas naturales - 10/12/2012

Digestives, Dissemination, Swine

Use of acidifiers in the swine industry

Its main objective is to help the animals to maintain an optimum pH in the stomach, allowing activation and correct functioning of proteolytic enzymes in the stomach.

Plantas naturales - 30/11/2012

Dissemination, Feeding, Pronutrients

Berberine use in Veterinary Medicine.

Alkaloid obtained from plants (roots, rhizomes and bark) of the families Ranunculaceae and Berberidaceae, including species of the genera Berberis, Mahonia, Coptis, Thalictrum and Hydrastis. Solid crystalline form of needles, yellow. Its melting...

Plantas naturales - 20/11/2012

Antioxidants, Dissemination

Antioxidants and productive competitiveness.

What makes them is an uncontrolled increase pathogenic, ie an internal organic loss of balance or homeostasis. One system is faster immune affected. Pathological and ineffectiveness of vaccination plans are the main consequences.

Plantas naturales - 20/11/2012

Feeding, Poultry Farming

Ocimum sanctum extracts, Vitamine E and selenium in poultry feed. Part 2

As feed is a major cost in animal production maintaining optimal health via this route is desirable. It is well known that the antioxidant can enhance the immune system combining this with the antioxidant and immunostimulant potential of some plant...

Plantas naturales - 12/11/2012

Dissemination, Feeding

Punica granatum (Granada) Advantages of use

This tree is native to the region from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region including Armenia, since ancient times

Plantas naturales - 20/10/2012

Feeding, Immunostimulants

Using bioflavonoids in the diet of animals.

The anti-aging treatment in animals (mostly pets) should face the slowdown of biological processes typical of the age and the removal of geriatric diseases. Vitamins C and E have been in use for some time, in addition to carotenoids, selenium, zinc...

Plantas naturales - 12/10/2012

Dissemination, Feeding, Pronutrients

Introduction Nutritional Supplements

The ban (prohibition) on using antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed, and the growing (increasing) demand for "natural" products have revived interest in studies on products that may replace, in particular plants or extracts plants,...

Plantas naturales - 10/10/2012

Dissemination, Poultry Farming, Swine

The use of prebiotics and probiotics in animals.

Prebiotics are non-digestible ingredients of the diet of animals, which have beneficial effects by selectively stimulating the growth and / or activity of one or more types of bacteria in the colon, which in turn have the property of raising the...

Plantas naturales - 20/09/2012

Antioxidants, Dissemination, Feeding, Poultry Farming, Swine

Role of antioxidants in animal nutrition

In the last blog we saw that an antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. But, why is necessary to prevent oxidation? So basically because the oxidation reactions can produce free radicals which...

Plantas naturales - 20/08/2012

Poultry Farming, Pronutrients, Ruminants, Swine

Use of Pronutrients

A new alternative in birds, pigs and small ruminants nutrition, just to improve our economic benefits, is the administration of natural additives in the early stages of their lives, which will provide to organisms “ pronutrients “ to allow the...

Plantas naturales - 8/08/2012


Sodium effect in rehydration

Focusing in animals, sodium ions are used to build up electrostatic charges on cell membranes by the organism, and thus allow transmission of nerve impulses.

Plantas naturales - 20/07/2012

Dissemination, Feeding

Natural Plant extracts in Animal Feed: Yucca schidigera

Plant extracts are complex mixtures of plant secondary metabolites that appear as one of the natural alternatives to antibiotic growth promoter use in animal feed.Many of these plant extracts are able to affect metabolic pathways of the animal and...

Plantas naturales - 5/07/2012

Dissemination, Feeding, Poultry Farming

Importance of Anise (Pimpinella anisum) in poultry nutrition

Antibiotics are used for the treatment and control of diseases and even were as growth promoters to improve poultry performance.

Plantas naturales - 15/06/2012

Feeding, Pronutrients

Use of optimizer pronutrients of the hepatic physiology

It is also linked to the regulation of the metabolism of lipids as well as in the optimal utilization of feed fats. In animals with high productivity, such as birds or swine, the good condition of liver is really important as its deterioration...

Plantas naturales - 24/02/2012

Antibiotics, Feeding, Pronutrients

Use of Essential Oils in Animal Nutrition

However, the growing concern over the resulting residues and subsequent occurrence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has led to a ban of the feed use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) in livestock within the European Union since 2006 and to look...

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