On August 2019, Fundació Vallbo gave a grant to a student of the National University of Colombia which has successfully been completed. The study, carried out in a farm located in Piedecuesta (Santander), has analysed the effects of plant extracts on indicators of intestinal integrity and productive parameters in broilers.
An experimental design was performed in which intestinal inflammation conditions were simulated through the addition of raw soybeans. The study focused on detecting the effects of the extracts on productive parameters, hematology, intestinal morphology, pigmentation and other markers.
The results were statistically analyzed, and an economic analysis was included. It was concluded that with the inclusion in the diet of these extracts a positive impact is obtained on the health of the animals and on the economics of poultry farming.