Technical

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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Understanding the Science and Function of Tummyrite - Part 5

Dr. Michael Evans

In this part, part 5, of the series on Tummyrite™ I introduce the three-way mode of action of the Yeast Functional Fibres in Tummyrite™ products and their impact an on bird health and wellbeing. This is objective 3 as follows: OBJECTIVE 3 - Provide some components, such as herbs and yeast functional fibres which have anti-microbial and binding actions to reduce pathogen numbers and thereby reduce the disease challenge to birds. The Yeast Functional Fibre (YFF) with prebiotic properties in TummyRite™ have 3 functions: Pathogen Agglutination (MOS) Immunity Booster (β-Glucans 1-3, 1-6) Mycotoxin Binder (β-Glucans 1-3, 1-6)  Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) prevent...

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Understanding the Science and Function of Tummyrite - Part 4

Dr. Michael Evans

In this part, Part 4, on the series on Tummyrite™ I discuss the importance and use of key nutrients, provided in Tummyrite™, to help correct major nutrient deficiencies and enhance the health and wellbeing of birds. AMINO ACIDS Tummyrite™ contains a number of additional critical essential amino acids such as DL-Methionine and L-lysine and more. Our high quality protein source which contains a range of peptides and nucleotides provides a range of essential and non-essential amino acids important to the maintenance of tissues, good growth and egg production for breeding birds. Methionine and Lysine are particularly important for birds going...

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Understanding the Science and Function of Tummyrite - Part 3

Dr. Michael Evans

In Part 3 of this series on Tummyrite™, I further discuss the use of external enzymes to release the bound phosphorus in plant-based ingredients, the benefit of soaking and germinating grain with enzymes and the differences in the different types of beta-glucans present in food components. Finally I introduce an overview of objective 2, the supply of key nutrients from Tummyrite™ products and why they are needed for the health and wellbeing of birds. RELEASE OF PHYTATE PHOSPHORUS WITH A PHYTASE ENZYME Most plant ingredients contain phytate, inositol polyphosphate, which binds phosphorus rendering it unavailable to the bird. If fact,...

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