Essential oils in poultry
Antimicrobial components produced by microorganisms or plant components have been used for decades successfully in poultry feed. The main reason lies in the fact that they improve outcomes and reduce disease pressure, especially in broilers.
The pressure from the consumers and the authorities to reduce the use of antibiotics has resulted in the development of animal feed additives (non-antibiotics) which in addition to their antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal activity also further have a positive influence on the technical results.
Aromatic plants and their extracts have received much attention in recent years because of their NGP (Natural Growth Promoters) those principally due to essential oils and some plant secondary metabolites.
Essential oils stimulate the secretion of digestive juices, promote blood circulation, have antioxidant properties and reduce the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Something which results in a higher immunity status.
Neofenol is a product based on plant genes to promote intestinal health. The Neofenol products consist of a number of polyphenols, such as carvacrol, thymol, anethol, eugenol, and limonene. It has been proven that these active substances have antimicrobial and antioxidant effects that gut health is encouraged.
Neofenol Liquid is a drinking water application for pigs and poultry. Neofenol Liquid is suitable for supporting intestinal health in times of stress, as an extra incentive to insufficient food intake and in acute intestinal problems.
The temporary use of Neofenol Liquid in drinking water can prevent bowel problems during critical phases feed changes and vaccinations.
- Maintaining intestinal health in times of stress: 30-60 ml per 1000 liters of drinking water.
- Stimulation with insufficient food intake: 30 ml per 1000 liters of drinking water.
- Intestinal problems: declining dose of 120-30 ml per 1000 liters of drinking water
Neofenol liquid is used for broilers and is especially suitable to be administered after the Gumboro vaccine and when coccidiosis and Clostridium can cause severe damage to the intestinal health.
Broiler chickens grow so rapidly in the last week that there metabolism requires more than they can eat. This leads to a form of shortage of sugar (hypoglycemia) where the chicks are slow and lazy. A drop in feed intake results in poorer daily growth and, consequently, a loss of potential output.
Neofenol liquid is used most often in the last week to stimulate feed intake so that the chicks remain fit and energetic for an optimal final growth spurt.
Effect of the active substances in Neofenol Liquid on the growth of Clostridrium perfringens type A.
Effect of the active substances in Neofenol Liquid on the growth of C. perfringens type Clostridrium