Coccidiosis is a serious problem within the poultry industry and is caused by an extremely contagious intestinal parasite. Direct commercial losses occur as a result of deaths, reduced growth and poorer feed conversion, and indirect losses through the preventive and therapeutic use of anti-coccidiosis products. The annual global cost to the commercial poultry industry is estimated to be 2 billion euros.
The cause of coccidiosis is the single-cell intestinal parasite Eimeria, of which there are seven variants that may occur in chickens. Those that affect broilers in particular are Eimeria acervulina, Eimeria maxima, Eimeria mitis and Eimeria tenella. Broilers may be infected with several types of coccidiosis simultaneously. The oocysts (the ‘eggs’ of coccidiosis) are extremely resistant and can survive for many years outside the body.
The oocysts of the various types of coccidiosis are in principle always present at farms. Coccidiosis only leads to disease when the risk of infection is too high or when the chick has insufficient resistance. From the moment that the day-old chicks come into the broiler house, they can pick up oocysts.
The coccidiosis oocysts can be transmitted from farm to farm through the air, and also from footwear.
The outward signs depend on the type of Eimeria involved and the extent of the infection. In addition, secondary bacterial infections can be caused by coccidiosis. Clostridium infection and coccidiosis infection can in this way reinforce each other.
The signs of various types of Eimeria include: paler combs, increased feed conversion, reduced growth, poor digestion, diarrhoea and death.
Herba Liquid Poultry
Herba Liquid Poultry is a supplementary animal feed to boost gut health and resistance in poultry. It contains a concentrated mix of herbal extracts and fatty acids. This unique composition has a positive effect on gut health and infection pressure and it encourages the uptake of feed.
Supplementary animal feed to boost gut health
Herba Liquid Poultry is a supplementary animal feed to boost gut health and resistance in poultry. It contains a concentrated mix of herbal extracts and fatty acids. This unique composition has a positive effect on gut health and infection pressure and it encourages the uptake of feed. By mixing Herba Liquid Poultry with the drinking water, the general resistance of the poultry improves and it provides support in obtaining and retaining optimal gut health.
Herba Liquid Poultry is used specifically at the start of the fattening-up period of chickens kept for meat production, breeding animals and turkeys. Herba Liquid Poultry is an extra concentrated mix of natural plant extracts with mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids. The active components of Herba Liquid Poultry Orthosol are Carvacrol, Thymol and Allicine. These ingredients are well known for having an inhibitory effect on both gram positive and gram negative bacteria.