Case of success: preventing gizzard problems with PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive© | PlusVet Animal Health
Gizzard problems are a common problem in farms all around the world. It is estimated that between 15% and 25% of the birds routinely necropsied, either broilers, breeders or layers, suffer from proventriculus or gizzard erosions. In recent years, the incidence is increasing, causing economic losses in poultry farms. Many reasons can lead to proventiculus and gizzard diseases, such as mycotoxins, bacterial or viral infections, nutritional problems and stress (we discussed the causes of gizzard erosions in this article). Recently, we tested a combination of PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive© in broiler farms with several difficult-to-treat cases of proventriculus and gizzard erosions to prevent the problems and the results were very satisfactory.
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Case of success: preventing gizzard problems with PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive©

A combination of PlusBind and PlusProtect Digestive is very effective to prevent proventriculus and gizzard problems

Gizzard problems are a common problem in farms all around the world. It is estimated that between 15% and 25% of the birds routinely necropsied, either broilers, breeders or layers, suffer from proventriculus or gizzard erosions. In recent years, the incidence is increasing, causing economic losses in poultry farms.

Many reasons can lead to proventiculus and gizzard diseases, such as mycotoxins, bacterial or viral infections, nutritional problems and stress.

Recently, we tested a combination of PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive© in broiler farms with several difficult-to-treat cases of proventriculus and gizzard erosions to prevent the problems and the results were very satisfactory.

Pictures of the difficult-to-treat cases of proventriculus and gizzard erosions in our customers farms

Time of the tests: 2017.07-08

Places: 5 farms with difficult-to-treat cases of proventriculus and gizzard erosions during the first month of life of the broilers.

Purpose of the tests: To verify the effects of a combination of PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive© to prevent proventriculus and gizzard erosions.

Program:

PlusBind©: Mixed with feed, from day 1 to day 16.

PlusProtect Digestive©: Mixed with drinking water, from day 1 to day 16.

In all cases, the animals was observed until day 30th of life. Rountine necropsies were performed to check the health of proventriculus and gizzard.

Results:

Conclusions:

We tried a combination of PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive© in five farms with difficult-to-treat problems of proventriculus and gizzard erosions. Two farms didn’t experience gizzard erosions and three suffered from slight proventriculitis but easily recovered after treatment.

Results confirmed that a combination of PlusBind© and PlusProtect Digestive© has a good effect to prevent problems of proventriculus and gizzard erosions.

Products of choice

PlusBind© is a mixture of carefully selected silicates intended for the prevention of diseases and productivity losses related to the presence of all types of mycotoxins. It is indicated in poultry, pigs, aquaculture and ruminants.

The silicates present in PlusBind© have a highly expandable molecular structure. This characteristic gives the product a wide surface available for the adsorption of mycotoxins and therefore allows a high effectiveness at lower doses (0.5-1 kg per ton of feed).

PlusProtect Digestive© is intended for digestive health in birds and rabbits of all ages. It is formulated with synergistic ingredients:

  • Essential oils with bactericidal and fungicidal activity
  • Plant extracts with prebiotic effect.
  • Immunostimulant and antioxidant essential oils

PlusProtect Digestive© is useful to improve gut health in the following cases:

  • Candidiasis in beak, crop and gizzard
  • Bacterial infections in gizzard. In severe cases, it is better to give together with our PlusBind© line (mycotoxin binders)
  • Bacterial infections in the intestines (necrotic enteritis; E.coli; Salmonella sp.)
  • General digestive imbalances, such as feed passage.

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