19 Jun Egg production drop caused by stress
- Morphological changes: Livability and body condition are influenced by environmental conditions (temperature, caging system). Such factors also affect internal organs like liver status, bone resistance to breakage and adrenal glands.
- Endocrinal and blood changes: Decreased Ca2+ ions in blood, water and sodium retention.
- Digestion: Stress may induce reduction of feed intake, worse feed use and metabolic changes in digestive system that favor the onset of infections.
- Immunity: immune system is depressed, showing fewer circulating lymphocytes and less antibody response.
- Reproduction: Reproduction in hens was negatively affected by stress, as measured by cessation or reduction of laying, atrophic follicles, and decreased oviduct weight. Egg quality is also affected, producing a higher percentage of defective eggs (cracked, weak or dirty).
Product of choice
PhytoMax© is a combination of vitamins, chelated calcium, microminerals and essential oils to be given through drinking water. It is intended for layers and breeders to:
- Maintain the levels of calcium and magnesium needed for optimal egg production.
- Reinforce skeletal health.
- Prevent cage fatigue.
- Stimulate the hepatic metabolism and the immune system.
- Improve the quality of the egg and the health of day-old chicks.
- Avoid the drop of the laying rate produced by stress (management, vaccines, hot weather, etc…)
- At the start of the laying period, to boost productivity.
- Prolong the productive life of the hen.
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