With the heat, comes the stress for livestock!

Protecting livestock from the stress due to Rising temperatures Heat stress casts a shadow over the performance and profitability of livestock production. Unfortunately, farmers cannot always measure precisely the losses associated with this insidious threat, even though studies have confirmed the high cost associated with it. For the U.S. market, the yearly losses have been …

A seminar dedicated to coccidial risk management in China

The Nor-Feed team travelling through China to talk about Coccidial risk in the poultry industry During 10 days, a Nor-Feed delegation represented by Marie-Sophie SCHNEEGANS, Product Manager, and Weishan WANG, Sales Area Manager, supported by Dr. Pavel MELNIKOV, MVService, traveled through China as part of a join event with Adisseo and Shanghai Muqi to discuss …

Standardized dry grape extract, an ally for boosting bone health in pullets

The importance of bone mineralization during Pullets’ growth Bone mineralization in pullets is one of the keys to laying performance and well-being. Indeed, while maximum skeletal development takes place during the pullet’s growth, it is mainly focused on building structural bone. When sexual maturity is reached, the young hen begins to secrete much higher doses …

Understanding the spread of Eimeria Oocysts inside the farm

What are Eimeria Oocysts Eimeria is a type of protozoan parasites belonging to the coccidia family.  Oocysts are the spores formed by Eimeria that end up in the environment. Once ingested by the animal, they follow a definite life cycle and typically infest the cells lining the intestinal mucosa of animals, especially poultry, causing infections …

Durelax Liquid, an effective tool in aquaculture!

Promising trial results from our partner Montana Chile on Salmonides Recent trials conducted in Chile by our partner, Montana Chile, focusing on Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, and rainbow trout, have yielded promising results. Durelax liquid, used at 250ml/m3 in water, reduces fish stress. Notably, during transport via truck and well-boat, salmonids exhibited lower cortisol levels, indicating …

Managing coccidial risk in livestock: Natural and effective products to meet the need for sustainable solutions

Advancements and Challenges in Poultry Production: The economic impact of coccidiosis Over the last few decades, the performance of poultry production has improved considerably, thanks to major advances in genetics, feed and rearing parameters. The intensive production system, characterized by high stocking densities and large numbers of birds, is leading to an increase in challenges. …

Red mites: an all-out strategy?

Poultry Red Mite, an ectoparasite impacting the Egg production industry Why are poultry red mites harmful to laying hens? Poultry red mites, scientifically known as Dermanyssus gallinae, are ectoparasitic arachnids that infest laying hens and other birds and feed on their blood, causing various health and economic issues in laying hen farming. These small mites …

Nor-Spice AB® improves piglets’ performances when supplemented in sows

The impact of gut health on Performances Sow’s performances depend on many parameters such as gut health: microbiota balance and gut integrity. The intestinal microbiota refers to the microorganisms (including 70-80% of bacteria) that are living in the gastrointestinal tract. It is considered as an organ itself and recent studies show that a balanced microbiota …

The effect of fenugreek cotyledons on farrowing sows’ performance

Steroidal saponins, molecules contained in fenugreek cotyledons which enable to Stimulate appetite Nutritional management of sow from the gestation to the end of lactation is critical for achieving and maintaining optimal sow productivity, longevity and litter growth. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family which possess steroidal saponins. These …