It’s all about eggs!

The health of hens is of central importance for a high laying performance and a strong eggshell.

The liver plays an important role in this, as it performs a variety of vital functions. All nutrients are transported via the blood from the digestive tract to the liver, where they are stored, transformed or transported further.

Fatty liver syndrome (FLS) is one of the most common metabolic disorders in laying hens. This non-contagious disease is characterized by excessive fat accumulation in the liver, subsequent liver rupture, haemorrhage, and sudden death in commercial laying hens. Poultry can develop fatty liver at two stages of the laying cycle. First, during peak production periods, young laying hens are not always able to increase their feed intake to meet their energy needs for egg laying. Second, reduced egg production at the end of the laying cycle results in lower energy requirements. This leads to the conversion of carbohydrates to fatty acids in the liver. Other factors affecting the development of FLS include lipotropic deficiency, mycotoxins, inflammatory diseases, stress and choline deficiency.

Livervital optimally supports lipid metabolism and helps reduce fatty liver formation. The ingredients used in Livervital have been carefully selected for their positive effect on liver protection and fat metabolism. Choline chloride promotes the removal of fats from the liver, as well as the formation of lipoproteins. The B vitamins in Livervital act as coenzymes for basic body functions, with the main functions being in carbohydrate, fat and amino acid metabolism. Methionine inhibits the accumulation of lipids in the liver and is important for repair and rebuilding processes. Vitamin E is needed for cell metabolism and acts as an antioxidant. Betaine, along with methionine, protects against fatty liver and may improve overall animal performance. L-carnitine helps kidneys and liver detoxify, remove harmful substances and provides energy. Milk thistle helps regenerate liver cells and prevent toxin invasion. Bile flow and pancreas function are promoted by artichoke extract. In this way, toxic substances can be eliminated.
In conclusion the liver plays a crucial role in the overall health of the animals and therefore in the laying performance. Livervital can reduce the risk of fatty liver by promoting fat metabolism and supporting liver functions.

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