THE DIGESTIVE TRACT IS INHABITED BY MICROORGANISMS
It is difficult to imagine, but a pigeon’s intestines and crop are inhabited by over 200 species of bacteria and fungi. In a healthy bird, there are over 10 billion microorganism cells at any moment in these places. The number includes beneficial intestinal bacteria (e.g. Lactobacillus sp.) and so called saprophytes, that is, bacteria and fungi which are potentially harmful, but which do not cause any diseases under normal conditions (e.g. E.coli, Candida). Why is this so? Everything depends on the natural immunity of a pigeon and on the amount of beneficial bacteria.
1. Thanks to effective immunity, the pool of potentially pathogenic bacteria and fungi is kept at a safe, low level. Moreover, an important role is played by the condition of mucosa (e.g. in the intestines, in the respiratory tract). If the structure of the mucosa is correct, with no holes in it, it is a barrier that microorganisms find very difficult to get through to infiltrate the blood and body organs.
2. The digestive tract is the largest reservoir of bacteria. So called beneficial intestinal bacteria help pigeons to digest food, they stimulate the immune system and they inhibit the growth and development of pathogens. In a word, if there are many “good” bacteria in the intestines, there is not enough space for “bad” bacteria, which then cannot successfully develop. And this is the secret of the “intestinal balance”. Hence, in order to effectively reduce the amount of pathogenic bacteria, you do not always have to use antibiotics. Frequently, it is enough just to help the beneficial bacteria.
HOW CAN YOU HELP “GOOD” BACTERIA TO GROW?
Among the most popular methods in use there is acidification (beneficial bacteria like acidic environments) and increasing the pool of beneficial bacteria by means of probiotics. Herbal preparations which destroy pathogens are also effective, as are prebiotics (various substances) which are growth mediums for beneficial bacteria. Different methods can be used in combination. And this is what we at HapLabs offer to you. Our method is to give herbs and acidifier in the same water.
MICRO Stop + 4-ACIDS - ALWAYS TOGETHER
Scientific research and practical experiments indicate that herbal substances and acidifiers act in synergy. Applying the two preparations in combination is simply more effective. On the one hand, the herbal components of MICRO Stop support digestion and destroy pathogens, on the other – 4-ACIDS lowers the pH value and creates an environment in which natural flora feels comfortable. The combination is recommended for everyday prevention (giving 2-3 times a week to birds throughout the year) or, at larger doses, as an effective measure to control diarrhoea. You will find a detailed description of the products on p's. 6-7.
IMPORTANT! Regular use reduces incidence of salmonellosis and coccidiosis.