10 Sep Success case: Relieving oral ulcers in layers with PlusProtect Digestive© and PlusBind Bio©
In April 2019, a test in a leading layer farm showed that the administration of PlusProtect Digestive© and PlusBind Bio© was effective to end the problem of oral ulcers.
Circumstances of the case
The experimental animals were 104,000 layers located in two houses.
Before the test
Before the test, approximately 70% of layers showed oral ulcers. As we explained in this article, T2-toxin and diacetoxyscirpenol are the main mycotoxins involved in the lesions in mouth and beak.
In our laboratory, we carried out a mycotoxin determination on several feed samples.
While the levels of T2-toxin did not exceed the recommended levels, the contamination by fumonisins was almost 7 folds above the safety limits. It is well known that there is an additive effect when fumonisins and T2 toxin are found together in the same feed.
PlusBind Bio© was mixed in feed and PlusProtect Digestive© was added to drinking water. The program lasted for 10 days.
After the test
During the test period, the color of the oral ulcers became progressively lighter, the area of the lesions became smaller and the lesions gradually disappeared in all the affected hens.
The combination of PlusProtect Digestive© and PlusBind Bio© successfully treated the oral ulcers.
Products of choice
PlusBind Bio© 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 also contains plant extracts with prebiotic effect.
It is indicated in poultry, pigs and aquaculture.
The silicates present in PlusBind Bio© 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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