Botacid – a product-line of additives combining selected organic acids and botanical elements.
In co-operation with a partner we have further developed a line consisting of products containing both organic acids and selected botanical elements. The products have shown several different positive effects on production parameter, for instance a reduced need for feeding high amounts of acids and ZnO to newly-weaned piglets.
The products are produced in Denmark by our partner. In some countries we market the products, but our partner markets the product in most European countries; we will be happy to pass contact details on to interested parties. Please contact us at office Nor-Add
How can we reduce the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals?
EFSA has in a newsletter linked to a very informative little presentation about the need for reducing antimicrobials to animals.
How can we reduce the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals?
If you would like to know our input on how to avoid such products, please contact us (office Nor-Add).
Increasing demand for feed-additives that release active constituents slowly
There are, internationally, increasing problems with pathogenic bacteria, especially such as are Gram+ and anaerobic.
The problems are accentuated by the withdrawal of the dangerous antibiotic growth promoters from the markets, but also by the growing awareness of the environmental dangers that the use of heavy metals as additives in feeds cause.
The Norgano product line encompasses a number of products, based on different botanical elements – a.k.a. phytobiotics or phytogenics – with different active properties, so targeting different problems; all the products in the line are releasing their active constituents slowly, meaning that they are released late in the animals’ digestive system.
Contact Nor-Add A/S for further information about these slow release products
Nor-Guard OV11 and stress
A recent trial at a professional trial-facility has shown that inclusion of Nor-Guard OV11 in feeds for broilers can neutralizes the effect of high-density stress….
Read more here: Nor-Guard OV11 and stress
Botanical polyphenol-based Vitamin E alternatives
The fire on October, 31st, 2017 at BASF’s Citral manufacturing plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, is already expected to have severe consequences for the global supply of certain vitamins…
Read more here: Vitamin E alternatives
More about soluble products
It is well-known that the demand for feed-additives that can be administered via the animals’ drinking-water system is increasing rapidly. Currently, there is an increasing focus on this….
Read more here: More about soluble products
Soluble products – for the drinking water
Nor-Add A/S and its sister company Feed-Add, Dumas have a range of soluble products, which can easily be given through the drinking water, this has several advantages….
Read more here: Soluble products
Focus on antibacterial resistance
There is currently a lot of focus on antibacterial resistance in the press.
On May 21, 2016, The Economist brought the following article about the problems of antibacteral resistance: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21699116-how-combat-dangerous-rise-antibiotic-resistance-when-drugs-dont-work
More about zinc oxide to piglets
The inclusion of high doses of prescribed zinc oxide in feeds for piglets is efficient in controlling posweaning diarrhoea during the 14 days post weaning, but what about the following 2-3 weeks….
Read more here: More about zinc oxide to piglets
The use of high doses of zinc oxide in piglet feed
There is currently a lot of focus on the use of high doses of zinc oxide to reduce and treat post weaning diarrhoea in piglets. However, there are several disadvantages of adding high amounts of zinc to piglets feed, including pollution of the environment and development of zinc and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Read more here: The use of high doses of zinc oxide in piglet feed
Products in the drinking water –and cleaning of the drinking water system
Administration of a product through the drinking water can be carried out faster, simpler and often also cheaper than it can by including the same product in the feed. However, depending on the type of product supplied, it will, to a greater or lesser extent accelerate the production of biofilm in the drinking water system. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly clean both the medicine dispenser and the other parts of the drinking water system.
Read more here: Products in the drinking water
Problems with Lawsonia in pig herds
Lawsonia is one of the most common causes of antibiotic usage in pig herds. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to reduce the use of antibiotics.
Read more here: Problems with Lawsonia in pig herds
Complementary solution to Boehringer’s Enterisol® Ileitis vaccine
Boehringer’s Enterisol® Ileitis vaccine, which is very effective in controlling Lawsonia intracellularis attacks, requires an antibiotics free window of minimum 6 days around vaccination. Nor-Add has a recommendation on how to create that.
Read more here: Complementary solution to Boehringer’s Enterisol® Ileitis vaccine
Antioxidants in broiler production
A recent publication titled “Efficacy of dietary antioxidants on broiler oxidative stress, performance and meat quality” highlights the potential for polyphenols replacing vitamin E and vitamin C. Please contact Nor-Add if this could be relevant for you.
Natural solutions to problems in organic livestock production
The organic animal sector has been rapidly growing in both the European Union and elsewhere for the last decade, and is expected to grow even more in the following years. Organic eggs, chicken and pork…
Read more here : Natural solutions to problems in organic livestock production
The importance of vitamin C under heat stress
The inclusion of vitamin E in animal feed has received a lot of attention. However, the inclusion of vitamin C in animal feed is also important…
Read more here: The importance of vitamin C under heat stress
Antibiotic resistance – caused by inclusion of antibiotics in feeds
Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism, usually a bacterial species, to withstand the effect…
Read more here: Antibiotic resistance
Natural antioxidants in broiler feed improve the performance already within 7 days
Certain natural antioxidants are characterised by influencing the performance of broiler chicks…
Read more here: Natural antioxidants in broiler feed
Co-operation between R2 Agro A/S and Nor-Feed A/S
A co-operation between the two companies R2 Agro A/S and Nor-Feed A/S has been established, covering several areas…
Read more here: Co-operation
Literature about the different elements in Nor-Guard AV Powder
Nor-Guard AV Powder contains a unique combination of botanical elements from plants, which all, according to international literature…
Read more here: Literature about the different elements in Nor-Guard AV Powder
Nor-Guard® OV11 in broiler feed improves the performance
Nor-Guard® OV11 is a very cheap and efficient natural additive, which consists of a combination of selected extracts…
Read more here: Nor-Guard® OV11 in broiler feed
European Antibiotics Awareness Day
On 18 November it was European Antibiotics Awareness Day – a day where the European Union put a major focus on the health consequences of inapropriate use of antibiotics…
Read more here: European Antibiotics Awareness Day
ECspare 2® now Trade Mark registered
The natural additive, ECspare 2®, is now registered as a Trade Mark…
Read more here: ECspare 2® now Trade Mark registered
Academic literature about botanical additives
There are continously being published academic journals in the field of botanical additives and their effects on animal’s production parameters…
Read more here: Academic literature about botanical additives
Vitamin C has significant effects on heat stress in poultry
Vitamin C in combination with vitamin E show the best results in reducing heat stress and improving immunity under stress conditions for poultry…
Read more here: Vitamin C has significant effects on heat stress in poultry
Global agreement on antibiotic use in livestock
Over 100 countries have come to an agreement that calls for international awareness and cooperation on the use of antibiotics…
Read more here: Global agreement on antibiotic use in livestock
Increased focus on the use of synthetic antioxidant ethoxyquin
Recently, Japan’s Food Safety Commission has imposed new standards for the level of ethoxyquin – a synthetic antioxidant – concerning shrimps and shrimp products from India and Vietnam…
Read more here: Increased focus on the use of synthetic antioxidant ethoxyquin
Motion from EU proposes tougher controls with antibiotics
In an attempt to reduce the demand and availability of new third- and fourth-generation antibiotics in the livestock-sector, the European Parliament’s health committee has suggeste tougher new controls in order to pay attention to animal health without the use of medicine…
Read more here: Motion from EU proposes tougher controls with antibiotics
Natural ingredients to replace antibiotics
TNO and ‘Kanters Special Products’, two Dutch based companies possessing technological skills and specific knowledge in the field of nutritional supplements, are currently conducting a research revolved around the use of antibiotics in today’s livestock sector…
Read more here: Natural ingredients to replace antibiotics
Future UK ban on antibiotic advertising
As of 2013, it will no longer be allowed to advertise for antimicrobial medicines towards farmers in the UK…
Read more here: Future UK ban on antibiotic advertising
Botanical feed additives – a powerful alternative to AGPs!
According to a recent article in AllAboutFeed (Aufy & Steiner, 2012), botanical feed additives can work as powerful alternatives to the antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) that are no longer allowed in the EU…
Read more here: Botanical feed additives
The cost efficiency of natural additives
When working with more or less natural additives, one has to be aware of the cost efficiency of these products…
Read more here: The cost efficiency of natural additives
Re-registration of feed additives
On November 8, 2010, the deadline for submitting applications for the re-registration of feed additives in the European Union according to regulation (EU) 1831/2003 expired…
Read more here: Re-registration of feed additives
Increasing use of antibiotics threatens public health in Denmark
Danish media have recently increased their focus on the growing use of antibiotics. The reason is that the use of antibiotics in agriculture is growing rapidly and the use is higher than ever…
Read more here: Increasing use of antibiotics threatens public health in Denmark
Nor-Guard® OV11 has significant, positive effects on piglets’ production parameters
A meta-analysis of 14 piglet trials show that the inclusion of Nor-Guard OV11 Concentrate in piglet feeds during the first 21 days after weaning improves the average daily gain (ADG) (P<0.05) and the feed conversion rate (FCR) in the trial groups significantly (P<0.05)…
Read more here: Nor-Guard® OV11
Nor-Guard® OV11 in feeds for finishers
The inclusion of Nor-Guard® OV11 in feeds for finishers for about the final 4 weeks before slaughter will be beneficial…
Read more here: Nor-Guard® OV11 in feeds for finishers