With Immunovet against infections
In a recent study at the University of Veterinary Medicine, the protective effect of Immunovet against mold toxins was investigated.
Immunovet has proven its effectiveness in the prevention of infectious diseases in several studies.
During their lifetime, our pets can be attacked by many infectious pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, as well as various external and internal parasites (e.g. fleas, lice, worms). In milder cases, the immune system is able to overcome these, but in more serious infections, the animals need drug therapy. Antibiotics, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic drugs, as well as anti-inflammatories can have many side effects, so these must also be taken into account when treating infectious diseases. Improperly chosen or dosed active ingredients can cause serious organ problems for our animals, and can significantly extend the treatment time. For this reason, modern (veterinary) medicine unanimously prefers disease prevention over treatment.
Adequate hygienic conditions and the healthy functioning of the animal's immune system are of fundamental importance in the prevention of infectious diseases. Immunovet can contribute to the prevention of infections by supporting the immune system of animals. Such effects have been confirmed in several clinical studies.
In a 2004 study, several groups of broiler chickens were infected with the Mycoplasma gallisepticum bacteria, one group was given antibiotic treatment, another was fed Immunovet, and the third was left untreated. They examined the development of the animals, the spread of the bacteria in their bodies, and the severity of the changes caused by the pathogen. The birds consuming Immunovet showed similar results to those treated with antibiotics in all aspects examined: compared to untreated animals, their weight gain was better, they developed less organ damage and the pathogen could be detected in the organs or blood of fewer birds. Immunovet was thus able to reduce the spread and severity of the infection in animals, just like the antibiotic (1).
In 2018, a similar infection test was conducted with Salmonella Typhimurium in broiler chickens. SalmonellaTyphimurium is a worldwide diarrhea-causing bacterium that can infect both animals and humans. The pathogen spreads with intestinal mud, so it can easily pass from animal to animal in a poultry farm, and in case of inadequate hygiene, it can contaminate eggs or the meat of animals in slaughterhouses, which can lead to food poisoning in the consumer. In the study, some individuals of groups of broiler chickens were artificially infected with Salmonella Typhimurium, and after 5, 12 and 19 days, how many animals showed symptoms of the disease, that is, how many animals the pathogen had spread to. Meanwhile, some of the animals consumed feed supplemented with Immunovet. In the groups fed with Immunovet, significantly fewer chickens showed symptoms of Salmonella infection, which means that Immunovet was able to reduce the degree of cross-infection between animals (2).
The present test results confirm that Immunovet can be effective in strengthening the natural defenses of our animals, thereby making them more resistant to infectious pathogens.
Stipkovits L, Lapis K et al., 2004: Testing the efficacy of fermented wheat germ extract against Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection of chickens. Poultry Science. 83. 1844-1848.
Jerzsele Á, Somogyi Z et al., 2019: Effect of fermented wheat germ extract on artificial SalmonellaTyphimurium infection of broiler chickens. Journal of Hungarian Veterinarians. 142. 77-85.