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Olmix took part in the 84th PVMA Scientific Conference and Annual Convention in Baguio, Philippines

Dr Marine Josso, from the Olmix Animal Care Technical Service, delivered two speeches on the beneficial effects of algae on immune transfer in swine and on the liver protection in laying poultry.

The PVMA (Philippine Veterinary Medical Association) hosted the 84th edition of its Scientific Conference and Annual Convention Venue in Baguio (Philippines) from the 21th-24th February, a prestigious event that gathered 2,300 veterinarians from all over the country.

Without any doubt, the “One Health approach” was the key point of the show as well as the different ways and possibilities for veterinarians to get towards a more responsible use of antibiotic in animal production.

In this context, Olmix took the lead and went on stage represented by Dr Marine Josso, who delivered two dynamic and innovative presentations on that matter. First, Dr Josso focused her speech on how algae can help to improve the immune transfer from the sow to the piglets:

“Even if piglets are born with a functioning immune system, this one is not strong enough to provide them a proper protection in their environment. Moreover, the epiteliochorial placentation in swine prevents antibodies to be transferred to the piglets during the gestation. Therefore, ensuring a good passive transfer of colostral immunoglobulins is a key factor in piglets’ survivability. In this context, the optimization of immune transfer thanks to the MSPImmunity helps to give piglets a good start in their early stages.” she explained.

Scientific Conference and Annual Convention Venue in Baguio

Afterwards, Dr Josso’s second lecture shed light on the beneficial effects on liver and egg production that algae extracts can bring.

“During the laying period, the liver of female undergoes high solicitation. And, because the lipogenesis in the liver may exceed the ability of lipid transportation, we face the risk of lipid accumulation in the liver, which impairs its function. The activation of the FXR receptor by the MSP Lipids allows to release lipids from this organ thanks to a higher excretion of bile acids in the intestinal tract and an inhibition of the synthesis of triglycerides. In an in vivo trial, the utilization of the MSP led to achieve a better egg production”, she pointed out.