Article published the October 19, 2012
Antibiotics have been used for decades in broiler chicken production for their gut microflora regulation effect, resulting in growth promotion. Governments and consumers are more and more aware of damageable consequences of in routine use of antibiotics and as a consequence, there is a growing need for farmers to find alternatives without loosing profitability. In this context, a pat ...
Article published the October 15, 2012
With the increase of microbes resistance, the use of antibiotics as growth promoters is decreasing worldwide. As a consequence, there is a need for alternative products able to maintain production performances without antibiotics. In this context, a trial was conducted on laying hens to evaluate the effects of a patented activated clay (B-Safe).
Material and methods
Article published the May 31, 2011
Introduction and objective
The ban or more limited utilization of antibiotics growth promoters in many countries has reduced the tools to control gut microflora. In this context, a synthetic ion exchanged clay under a patented process (B-Safe), was developed and is proposed as an alternative to antibiotics to help in the gut microflora management. In vitro and in vivo trials were c ...
Article published the April 11, 2011
Aflatoxins are fungal secondary metabolites produced by certain Aspergillus species, among which aflatoxin B1 is the most harmful, as well as the most potent of the naturally occurring mycotoxins. Aflatoxins are highly toxic to humans and animals, like broilers (JONES & al 1982) and turkeys (RAUBER & al. 2007). They cause a variety of effects, including poor performance, liv ...
Article published the September 27, 2010
Most of published trials are conducted in experimental farms, under good conditions, and generally give better performance than average field ones. We can then question about the practical use of these results in field conditions. In order to evaluate the influence of the conditions under which a product evaluation is done on the conclusion of the test, a 2x2 factorial study was conducted with bro ...
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