20 Oct Winter is coming! We help you to keep respiratory problems under control!
Essential oils are here to maintain your birds productive and your farm economically competitive
Winter is coming!
And together with winter, a higher occurrence of respiratory diseases and ventilation problems in poultry farms.
Luckily, essential oils are here to help you to maintain your birds productive and your farm economically competitive in despite of cold weather challenges.
Last winter, broiler farms who used our program of essential oils achieved, on average:
- 1% heavier live weight at slaughter.
- Better survivability by 1.9 points.
- Stronger economic results, improving gross margin by 0.11 USD per bird.
How can essential oils improve productivity during the cold season?
A great extension of the epithelium that covers the respiratory system is lined with cilia. Cilia are tiny muscles that have the shape of small hairs and play a very important role in the defense against respiratory problems, as they move continuously in the direction of the beak in order to eliminate mucus, dust, pathogens and foreign particles, keeping the respiratory system clean and healthy.
Ciliary Beat Frequency is a parameter that measures the movement of the cilia. The faster it is, the better the elimination of mucus, dust, pathogens and particles.
Microorganisms that replicate in the respiratory epithelium or air contaminants such ammonia are able to damage the cilia or to slown down their beating frequency.
Damaged cilia take 7 to 14 days to regenerate and, during this period, the birds are more sensitive to respiratory infections.
On the other hand, when the beating frequency slows down, mucus on the surface of respiratory airways cannot be cleared properly. Excess of mucus, together with microorganisms and dust particles, may reach lungs and air sacs and initiate respiratory infections.
Essential oils with fresh flavour are able to speed up the ciliary beat frequency up to 20% in a natural way, improving the physiological cleaning up of the respiratory airways. This translated into a better welfare during all the life of the animal and into enhanced productive and economic results.
Products of choice
PlusBreathe© contains essential oils with natural antiseptic, antioxidant, expectorant and mucolytic activity. It has a refreshing taste.
It is indicated to improve the functioning of the respiratory system and to mitigate heat stress in birds, ruminants, pigs and rabbits of all ages. It can also be nebulized in the farm environment.
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