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SEED-BASED BIRD FOOD, GOOD OR BAD FOR MY BIRDS?

Dr. Michael Evans

SEED-BASED BIRD FOOD, GOOD OR BAD FOR MY BIRDS?

I have been reading lately in the Aviculture press that seed-based diets, particularly for parrots, are not suitable for birds and crumbles or pellets are the best options because they provide a wholly balanced diet. I want to examine this premise and question its validity. I’m not disagreeing with the importance of delivering the birds with a balanced diet, only the method this balanced diet is offered to the birds. However, we do know that some seeds, particularly the oil seeds such a sunflower seed, linseed, canola seed all contain particularly high levels of oil which if fed exclusively and...

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THE ROLE OF IODINE AND THYROID FUNCTION AND SOME CONSEQUENCES OF IODINE DEFICIENCY

Dr. Michael Evans

Iodine is an important micro-nutrient required by all birds for proper thyroid function and must be supplemented in all bird foods to avoid iodine deficiency.

For those engaged in Aviculture, iodine, (in the form of iodide) is added to many of Applied Nutrition’s products, including TummyRite™, TummyRite™ Plus, Prosperity™, StartRite™, FlyRite™, CalciPlus™, all at levels to meet the daily iodine requirements of the birds, with a margin of safety. If our products are used at the correct inclusion rates there is no need to add additional iodine.

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Make a Complete Bird Food by Adding TummyRite™ Avian Supplements to Dry and Soaked-Seed

Dr. Michael Evans

Make a Complete Bird Food by Adding TummyRite™ Avian Supplements to Dry and Soaked-Seed

Make a Complete Bird Food by Adding TummyRite™ Avian Supplements to Dry and Soaked-Seed. A Method to Treat Dry and Soaked-Seed with TummyRite™ or TummyRite™ Plus Avian Supplements.

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Experiences with the Lesser Red-Browed Finch by Gregory Parker

Dr. Michael Evans

Please find below a link to an article by Gregory Parker on his experiences with the Lesser Red-Browed Finch. Gregory has been using our Tummyrite Plus (with calcium and electrolytes) for Finches, Prosperity and CalciRite products in the feeding programme for his birds for 9 months or more with very encouraging results. Thank you Gregory for sharing your very interesting article with us.    Please find the article here

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Understanding the Science and Function of Tummyrite - Part 6

Dr. Michael Evans

In this final part, part 6, of the series on Tummyrite™ I introduce the components in Tummyrite™ to assist the birds to develop their own natural immunity against disease challenges (objective 4) and to enhance the bird’s natural gut microflora by providing the necessary substrates for these favourable microflora to flourish (objective5). In both these objectives Tummyrite™ products have a positive impact on the bird’s health and wellbeing. I also summarise the five (5) objectives of the Tummyrite™ and Tummyrite™ +Plus products. OBJECTIVE 4 - To assist the birds to develop their own natural immunity against disease challenges.  Immunity Booster...

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