In intensive poultry farming, animal feed accounts for most of the production costs, so it is vital to optimize the use of feed in order to obtain better production rates and a reduction in costs.

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The difficulty in achieving optimal animal growth is also associated with health problems, which are very common in this type of farm. Disorders affecting the digestive tract cause not only weight loss in poultry but also other related problems.

Protecting the integrity of the intestinal mucosa helps to prevent diarrhea and its consequences, while improving feed utilization and profitability.

The use of plant extracts in feed is currently one of the most studied natural tools, both for its direct and indirect action on the microorganisms that influence intestinal health. Phytobiotic compounds also have the advantage of not leaving residues in the carcass or in the egg, nor do they require time for suppression.


The OSCs present in Garlicon stimulate enzymatic secretions in a natural way, favoring digestibility and absorption of nutrients, promoting maximum development of the intestinal epithelium.

Fig.1. The intestinal microvilli of broilers whose diet was supplemented with Garlicon are higher and wider than those of chickens that consumed control diet (Peinado et al., 2012).
Fig. 2. Garlicon thiosulphonates improve productive yields in broilers in the first 21 days of life. (Peinado et al., 2012).

The increase of the absorption surface of the intestinal microvilli allows the intestinal mucosa to reach its maximum development potential, obtaining the maximum performance of the feed and protecting the animal from the entrance of possible pathogens.

In adverse conditions, Garlicon helps to avoid a decrease in production.

Fig. 3. Animals infected with Eimeria oocysts whose diet was supplemented with Garlicon had a growth similar to that of healthy chickens and higher than infected animals that did not take Garlicon (Kim et al., 2012).

Garlicon can be used on all types of poultry (broilers, turkeys and laying hens).  Administration at low doses throughout the production cycle thus allows changes to occur at the histological level that improve production rates.

Fig. 4 Field study carried out in a commercial farm with 24,000 turkeys. The addition of Garlicon to the drinking water decreased the mortality rate and reduced the conversion rate (CI), obtaining more favorable values by extending the time of use in the production cycle.
Farm on which the study was carried out

Laying hens

The benefits of Garlicon in improving the absorption of nutrients are reflected in the size and number of eggs and a better use of mineral correctors, reducing the number of broken eggs. In addition, the better consistency of the stool, reduces the amount of dirty eggs.

Fig. 5. Study carried out in a commercial farm of 3,000 hens where an increase in production and a decrease in mortality were observed in the group that consumed Garlicon.

Because Garlicon optimizes animal’s health, it extends the life of the batches, improving their quality and profitability.

Fig. 6. Trial carried out by the University of Granada in which it was observed that the weight and size of the egg improved significantly when Garlicon was used, with results similar to those obtained when using growth promoting antibiotics.

Garlicon helps to improve feed efficiency and raise healthy animals, making the difference between a farm with limited potential and one that is economically profitable.

The information contained in the charts is part of scientific publications and technical reports that our technical staff will make available to you if you would like further information.

  • Please read the technical data sheet and safety data shee before using the product.
  • Do not use as a therapeutic substitute for antibiotics.
  • A use other than the recommended doses described in technical data sheets may lead to unwanted effects.
  • Incompatibilities with other products are not known. Pre-testing is recommended in case of mixtures with other ingredients or additives.
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