Day 1 to Day 3 – include in clean drinking water at 1 litre per 1000 litres of water. At this stage of a birds life it is changing from being a fat metaboliser to a largely starch metaboliser. Chicks go from living on the yolk inside the egg and then absorbing the remaining contents of the yolk sac for the first days of life and changing to a largely cereal based diet relatively low in fat. This is a severe metabolic shock and normally results in low feed consumption for the first few days, however water is consumed at this time. The use of Hepatobooster for these days supports liver function and helps birds to start eating. All intake improvements help overall crop performance.
Change of Feeds:
Use for 3 days when changing feeds. It is normal to change broiler feeds at approx day 14 and day 21. In both cases it is from a lower fat to a higher fat diet – this again puts pressure on the birds metabolism and especially the liver. Disturbances to feed intake can occur at these times.
Layers and Breeder Hens
As a flock of laying hens progresses through lay there is a tendency for birds to accumulate substantial deposits of fat in the liver. This may impede the activity of the liver in its function of metabolising undesirable substances. As a flock ages this can often lead to reduced productivity and an increase in mortality.
Include in clean drinking water at 1 litre per 1000 litres of water.
Consult your veterinary surgeon before use.