France-based CCPA Group held a scientific forum in which more than 120 poultry specialists from over 30 countries participated. The event addressed the effect of the association between Curcuma and Scutellaria in broilers and laying hens.
In February, CCPA scientific forum gathered scientists from its Research and Innovation department along with academic researchers from all around the world. More than 120 poultry industry specialists coming from over 30 countries attended. The event addressed the effect of the association between Curcuma and Scutellaria in broilers and laying hens.
Presentations from the Research and Innovation team introduced the webinar. Dr Fabrice Robert, the R&D director, introduced CCPA large international scientific network and how the group became to investigate the effect of Scutellaria and Curcuma plant extracts. Dr Marina Panheleux, Innovation Manager, gave an overview of the stressors and challenges in poultry production. Dr Panagiotis Sakkas, R&D Project Manager, explained the modes of action of Scutellaria and Curcuma in poultry.
The effects of these plant extracts were then investigated through four scientific trials. Dr Rychlik from Brno University in Czechia and Dr Mascarenhas from UFG in Brazil presented studies in broilers, in the context of salmonella infection context and in heat stress conditions, respectively. Then, results from a study performed by Dr. Haldar from Agrivet in India and by Dr Giannenas from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece highlighted the effects of the dietary supplementation with Scutellaria and Curcuma on layers raised in subtropical and Mediterranean summer conditions.
The results showcase consistent improvement of performance across all trials, an amelioration of oxidative stress and inflammatory status and an improvement of intestinal and liver function. CCPA Group has integrated Scutellaria and Curcuma in FeedStim® which optimizes poultry performances in challenging conditions.