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  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Kevin Vanneste, product manager, Nuscience Group
    Highly productive animals require a balanced nutritional diet to stay healthy and perform maximally. Carefully selected plant-based polyphenols in Vitanox contribute to optimal technical and financial results by supporting animals in maintaining the balance between oxidation and antioxidant capacity. Partial replacement of vitamin E by Vitanox not only offers a cost-efficient alternative, synergistic effects also positively affect animal health and productivity.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Peter F. Surai
  • Commercial poultry production is associated with various stresses responsible for decreasing productive and reproductive performance of growing chicks, breeders and commercial layers. A growing body of evidence shows that most of stresses in poultry production at the cellular level are associated with oxidative stress. Recently, a concept of the cellular antioxidant defense has been revised with special attention paid to cellular redox status maintenance and cell signaling.
  • A delicate balance between antioxidants and prooxidants in cells is an important determinant of various physiological processes and maintenance of this balance is the main aim of so called an integrated antioxidant system built in the animal body. This system was developed during evolution to provide an antioxidant defence and give a chance for animals to survive in oxygenated atmosphere. Recent data suggest that the antioxidant-prooxidant balance starts in the intestine. Indeed, redox status of the gut is involved in regulations of many important physiological processes.
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