AviPlus® P

AviPlus®P is a zootechnical feed additive to improve growth rate and feed efficiency, according to EU Regulation 849/2012.

EFFICIENCY

AviPlus® P is the 3rd generation of Vetagro innovative products for poultry. AviPlus® P is a EU zootechnical feed additive to increase the growth rate and feed efficiency of healthy chickens.

Conditions like stress, enteritis and dysbacteriosis, which all affect intestinal health, integrity and functioning of the gut, have an impact on feed efficiency. AviPlus® P may help restoring the integrity of the intestinal epithelial lining thus improving growth performance and FCR in poultry. AviPlus® P mechanism of action is based on the unique properties of its ingredients which synergistically improve the intestinal barrier function thus increasing the efficiency of nutrient absorption and growth.

AviPlus® P is fully traceable in premixes, complete feed, and even along the gastro-intestinal tract. The absolute innovation of AviPlus® P resulting from 30 years of global market experience has been proven by international patents.


REGULATORY

The EU Commission approved the use of AviPlus® P as a zootechnical feed additive with the identification number 4d3 for safe and effective poultry production. AviPlus® P zootechnical performance, as reviewed and approved by EFSA under EU conditions, increases growth rate and improves feed efficiency in healthy poultry. AviPlus® P is safe for the animals, the consumer and the environment as stated by the European Union.

For more information please download the full text of the EFSA scientific opinion and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 849/2012 of 19 September 2012 from the list beneath.


Adding thymol to a broiler diet influences in vitro cecal fermentation and in vivo growth performances

Piva A., Grilli E., Casadei G., Biagi G.
In: (2004) Proceeding of ADSA-ASAS Joint Meeting; p.325. July, 26-29, Saint Louis, MO.

Thymol and other essential oils have antimicrobial properties and may be considered among the alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters. We evaluated the effect of thymol in broiler in vitro cecal fermentations and broiler growth performances. In the in vitro study, broiler cecal inoculum was incubated for 24h in graduated syringes and vessels containing a standard…

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Role of carvacrol and cynnamaldehyde in broiler cecal fermentations.

Grilli E., Albonetti S., Piva A.
In: (2006) Proceeding from XII European Poultry Conference; p. 463. Verona, Italy, 10-14 Sept.

Aim of the study was to investigate the role of carvacrol and cynnamaldehyde in modulating cecal microflora in broilers in an in vitro fermentation system. Cecal liquor was collected at the slaughter house, transported to the laboratory and immediately anaerobically diluted with a buffered solution; the so-obtained inoculum was dispensed in 10 ml syringes and…

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Microencapsulation allows slow release of organic acids in the GI tract of broilers.

Grilli, E., C. Bodin, P.P. Gatta, M. Tedeschi, and A. Piva.
In: (2007) XVI European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. August, 26-30, Strasbourg, France.

Aim of the study was o investigate intestinal concentrations of citric and sorbic acid (OA) from a microencapsulated blend and the possible consequences on intestinal fermentations. Twelve male ROSS 508 broilers were selected from 2 dietary treatments: a control diet (CTR), or the control diet added with a microencapsulated blend of citric and sorbic acid…

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Aviplus treatment improves growth efficiency in broilers and swine but does not affect intestinal populations of experimentally inoculated with Salmonella

T. R. Callaway, E. Grilli, T. S. Edrington, N. Krueger, R. Anderson, D. W. Pitta, W. E. Pinchak, and A. Piv
In: (2010) Proceeding of ADSA-CSAS-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting. July, 11-15, Denver, CO.

Organic acids improve growth efficiency in food animals, and can impact the microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract. Thus it has been suggested that they could be used to reduce foodborne pathogenic bacterial populations before animals enter the food chain. This study was undertaken to determine the effect of a commercial microencapsulated organic acid product…

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Organic Acids and Their Role in Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Food Animals

E. Grilli, A. Piva
In: In: On-Farm Strategies to Control Foodborne Pathogens. Callaway, T. R., and T. S. Edrington (Ed.s). NOVA Science Publishers, New York. Pp 183-210

Organic acids (OA) are used since long as food preservative agents, and, in more recent times, as feed additives. The compelling need to use OA in feed date back to the last two decades since the extensive use of antibiotics in farming, both growth promoters (AGP) and therapeuticals, caused concerns on the incidence of antibiotic-resistant…

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Effect of Microencapsulated Blend of Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Thymol and Vanillin on Growth Performance of Commercial Broilers.

R. Manini, R. Barea, P. Pilkington, A. Piva
In: (2013) 2nd International Poultry Meat Congress. April 24-28, Antalya, Turkey.

Aim of the study was the investigation of alternative products which can modulate the intestinal microflora beyond the stomach barrier, obtaining animal growth performance comparable to the one obtainable with antibiotic growth promoters. The microencapsulation of organic acids (OA) and natural identical compounds (NICs) in a hydrogenated vegetable lipid matrix can modify the site of…

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Effects of pelleting temperature on microencapsulated AviPlus® and the gastrointestinal recovery of thymol in broiler chickens.

R. Barea, F. Rudeaux, B. Tugnoli, A. Piva
In: (2013) 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. Potsdam, Germany, August 26-29.

Thermal treatment of poultry feed is common practice to improve the biological and nutritional value of some ingredients (i.e., soybean) and to sanitize the feed from Salmonella or prevent pathogens and spoilage bacteria contamination (LEAVER, 2008; JONES, 2011). Pelleting temperature varies widely among commercial feed production plants and, depending also on geographical distribution, can range…

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Effects of a microencapsulated feed additive on growth performance and sanitary status of broiler chickens.

R. Barea, P. Fantinati, A. Piva
In: (2015) 11emes Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras. Tours, 25th-26th March.

The aim of this study was to compare the growth performance and sanitary status of chickens receiving a control diet (CTR) and a feed containing a combination of citric acid, sorbic acid, thymol and vanillin microencapsulated (zootechnical additive 4d 3, EU Regulation No. 849/2012; AVIP). The trial was conducted in a commercial breeding (Premariacco, Italy)…

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