Expertise & research

Swine

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At the weaning stage, the digestive tract of piglets is immature; the intestinal flora of the animal is not yet completely installed and digestive enzymes are not all produced. The change of environment with potential pathogenic bacteria and new feeding sources challenge the immune system of the animal to then face more stress.

This critical period is characterized by a decrease in feed intake resulting in a state of undernourishment in piglets. This affects various aspects of the physiology, microbiology and immunology of the gut. For example: atrophy of intestinal villi, depression of various enzymes, disruptions of minerals and water exchanges, instability of the intestinal flora, etc.

By enhancing ionic exchanges that take place in the digestive system, SILICA+ helps to rebalance homeostasis of cells and allows the piglet to quickly regain an optimal weight and state of health.


The effects of Silica+ are even more remarkable when the animal is in a state of imbalance versus its optimal health. During the period of growing-fattening, SILICA+ acts in prevention; it allows the animal to have a stronger immune system, able to meet specific diseases and it optimizes the digestive system for a better feed efficiency.

ADWG
+5%
Higher Average Daily Weight Gain
FCR
-0.16
Better Feed Conversion Rate
Ammonia
-50%
Lower Ammonia Emission
Litter
+
Better Litter Quality

Poultry

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Poultry, be it broilers, laying hens, turkeys or even ducks are particularly sensitive to the quality of food and water. The bacterial infections that are fueled by contamination of water and food will often result in metabolic disorders. The inflammation of the digestive tract, which is a privileged place for infections, lead to a slowdown in the growth of the animal.

Moreover, diarrhea caused by the imbalance of the flora, contribute to moistening and contamination of the litter, which may cause serious problems of infections and lesions of the lower limbs. What follows is widespread degradation of the herd and its habitat.

Weight
+5%
Higher Final Weight
FCR
-0.1
Better Feed Efficiency Rate
Ammonia
-50%
Lower Amoniac Emission
Litter
+
Better Litter Quality

Aquaculture

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In aquaculture, the health of fishes, crustaceans and shrimps is closely linked to water quality. Water is not only a source of minerals and essential micronutrients but also and above all a source of oxygen essential for fish survival.

However, the significant concentration of waste due to intensive fish farming systems contributes to the degradation of water quality. This results in a decrease in the amount of dissolved oxygen, the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms and the formation of toxic metabolites (H2S, NH3, NO2). These unfavorable conditions are responsible for the important imbalance of the fish’s microbial flora causing digestive disorder, loss of growth and eventual death of the animal. 

 

SILICA+ increases the ionic exchange potential of the water and increases the quantity of dissolved oxygen. The entire system, water-animal-nutrient-bacteria is thus rebalanced.

Growth
+15%
Higher Growth rate
FCR
-0.4
Better Feed Efficiency Rate
Oxygen
+40%
Higher Dissolved Oxygen
Water
+
Better Water Quality