Anne

As a young girl, I dreamed of exploring the deepest jungles. I have always been fascinated by the unknown, the diversity and beauty of nature. Nevertheless, I did not explore the jungle – I studied the rumen of cows at university. After all, it’s also mysterious and varied – it just smells a little bit more austere.

I am a pioneer, because I like to discover and try something new – even if sometimes some courage is needed.

Favorite quote

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand”. – Albert Einstein

Favorite phytogenic substance:
Liquorice

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Phytogenics for meat quality
Phytogenics for meat quality
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Tenderness and palatability of meat are strongly related to the feeding of the animal. Read about three ways how phytogenics improve porc meat quality.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 16. August 2019
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It needs palatability to increase feed intake
It needs palatability to increase feed intake
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Did you know that sows reduce feed intake with a temperature of 21°C and above? - it can be up to 100 g per degree. Benefit from the advantages of aromatic phytogenics to maintain feed intake even under stressful conditions.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. July 2019
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Leading the way for more transparency and standardization on the food market
Leading the way for more transparency and standardization on the food market
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Future animal protein sources, layer nutrition possibilities, and sustainability - only to name three of the major topics at this years ESPN in Poland. What is the contribution of phytogenics to solve these challenges and meet consumer demands? Dive into the phytogenic universe and find it out.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 2. July 2019
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You can make history. Or an antibiotic-free future in animal nutrition: With phytogenics
You can make history. Or an antibiotic-free future in animal nutrition: With phytogenics
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
More and more bacteria are becoming insensitive to antibiotics - even in animal husbandry. Read in this article what role phytogenics can play in antibiotic-free animal nutrition...
4 minutes | Ricardo Neto | 26. June 2019
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Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenic feed additives (part 2)
Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenic feed additives (part 2)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
Have you read part 1 of our miniseries yet? Then you now know how inflammations develop. Read in part 2 how phytogenics can help to prevent inflammations in animals and thus, maintain high performance….
3 minutes | Stefan Hirtenlehner | 11. June 2019
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Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenic feed additives (part 1)
Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenic feed additives (part 1)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
A splinter in the finger and it happens: an inflammation occurs. But what exactly happens with an inflammation in the body of humans and animals? Discover the answer in our first part of anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics…..
2 minutes | Stefan Hirtenlehner | 4. June 2019
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Phytogenics – the mitigators of greenhouse gas emissions
Phytogenics – the mitigators of greenhouse gas emissions
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Livestock farming contributes to a large extent to the production of greenhouse gases. Thereby, phytogenics can help protect the environment by reducing emissions. And they have other advantages...
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 15. May 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 3)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 3)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
Mostly, all good things are 3 – here comes the next blog part of our journey through garlic, the famous herb. The list of its beneficial effects is long - let´s have a look on two important activities of Allium sativum…
4 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 30. April 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 2)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 2)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
It´s not possible to imagine the phytogenic universe without this herb: garlic. Be impressed by its diversity of constituents that are described in our 2nd blog part …
3 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 19. April 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 1)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 1)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Everyone knows it. Many people love it. Vampires hate it. That´s talk of another popular herb, we´d like to bring close to you this month - Garlic. To the entrance, the first part of our article provides an overview of the history of this precious tuber, which always found its role to human and animal nutrition and soundness. Are you about to discover another star in the phytogenic universe? Then read on…
2 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 2. April 2019
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Oxidative stress – the performance decreaser
Oxidative stress – the performance decreaser
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
What makes antioxidants special? What are reactive oxygen species? And what do phytogenic feed additives have to do with it? Find all the answers to your questions here…
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 14. March 2019
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Three factors how phytogenics can be your match in nature
Three factors how phytogenics can be your match in nature
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Finding the best solutions for your feeding program can be as challenging as looking for the needle in the haystack. But we all know the search is worth doing as the right feed additive can make a huge difference in increasing your performance or reducing your feed costs. We have collected three factors why phytogenics can be a match in nature for you.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 5. March 2019
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It’s thyme for a change (part 3)
It’s thyme for a change (part 3)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
What the Egyptians take advantage of centuries ago could be scientifically confirmed in the 1970s: the high antioxidant activity of thyme. Find out in the last part how the active components of thyme increase the anti-oxidative capacity of the organism….
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. February 2019
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EGGceed your quality
EGGceed your quality
6 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
How do you like your egg? Do you prefer an orange-golden yolk or a light-yellow one? If you want to know why phytogenics are able to determine the color of yolk and turn your breakfast egg into a healthy taste experience, then you've come to the right place.
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 21. February 2019
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It’s thyme for a change (part 2)
It’s thyme for a change (part 2)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme - the lyrics of one of the best-known English ballads sing of the most common herbs. Already in the 17th century people knew about the beneficial effects of thyme. On our journey through thyme we want to stop briefly in 2016 and learn in our Blog part 2 why the active ingredients of thyme are classified as "GRAS"….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 12. February 2019
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Protect your birds intestine – in a natural way
Protect your birds intestine – in a natural way
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Our first line of defense is not strong enough. Like a broken castle wall, even a pre-damaged poultry gut is nearly powerless against the ingress of pathogens. Pathogenic germs, such as Eimeria, can easily invade in the intestinal mucosa and cause Coccidiosis – a disease with an economic loss of more than 2 billion euros per year. Find out about natural weapons to protect poultry in challenge conditions.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 7. February 2019
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It’s thyme for a change (part 1)
It’s thyme for a change (part 1)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Hello February. A new month has started and the timing is perfect to put another phytogenic substance into the spotlight. Our next herb might look unspectacular and with its small green leaves very similar to other herbs. However, it can be a real game changer in human as well as animal nutrition. What is the ingredient we are talking about? It’s thyme to find out.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 5. February 2019
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Phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 2)
Phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 2)
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Whether in coffee, tea, wine or the marshmallow plant - we encounter phytogenics almost everywhere. In the second part of our article series “The seven substance groups”, we put phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight again. Find out how they already affect your daily life and let nature work for you!
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf and 1 more | 18. December 2018
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Protein efficiency – not just a topic for the cow’s performance
Protein efficiency – not just a topic for the cow’s performance
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Reduce eutrophication. Over-fertilization of the fields. High nitrate pollution of the waters - Nitrogen losses are a big issue. Interested in how to overcome this challenge?
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 23. November 2018
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What’s about a phytogenic solution to prevent post weaning diarrhea?
What’s about a phytogenic solution to prevent post weaning diarrhea?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Do you also have problems with PWD? Afraid of rising medication costs? No wonder: in europe, nearly every 4th piglet is estimated to be affected by PWD. Everyone in pig production is alert about the problems arising with the elimination of antibiotics. The search for a sustainable solution has been challenging...
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. October 2018
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Quorum sensing – the way of bacterial communication
Quorum sensing – the way of bacterial communication
Quorum sensing as a way of bacterial communication
6 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
As an ETEC, you have a special power: by secreting certain heat-stable enterotoxins, you are able to form pores in the jejunal brush border membrane, leading to diminished absorptive ability of the villi and secretion of water and electrolytes.
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 24. October 2018
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It needs gut protection against post weaning diarrhea
It needs gut protection against post weaning diarrhea
Post weaning diarrhea: a complex challenge
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Monday morning. 9 a.m. Pig farmer Eric opens the newspaper and gets worried: Not only Europe, also Malaysia is preparing a law to ban the use of colistin in animals. Not only for prevention, but also for therapeutic use. Moreover, also ZnO will be banned in Europe in 2022. When will it become reality in the US?
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 20. October 2018
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Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics
Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics
How do you try to overcome gastric flu?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
How do you try to overcome gastric flu? You might not resort to antibiotics directly but to chamomile tea. Probably you know, that an early use of antibiotics can quickly lead to bacterial resistance. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause severe sickness in more than 2 million people in the US, leading to more than 20.000 deaths annually. The reason for resistant bacterial strains is not only a naive and careless use of antibiotics by humans, but also livestock production has an influence.
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 13. October 2018
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Reduce ammonia emissions in pig production with phytogenics
Reduce ammonia emissions in pig production with phytogenics
Choose the phytogenic solution to decrease ammonia emissions, support animal health and improve performance in pig production.
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
When entering a pigsty, it often stings immediately in lungs and eye – the talk is about ammonia. Breathing becomes harder and eyes start to tear. After a short time of only 8 hours with a concentration of 20-25 ppm aerial ammonia, mucous membrane irritation occurs. In such an environment no pig or farmer wants to live or work. But there is a solution for this problem.
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 8. October 2018
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No poultry likes footpad lesions
No poultry likes footpad lesions
Overcome footpad lesions in poultry with phytogenics
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
A sudden rain shower, leaking shoes, and it’s already happened: The feet are wet inclusively the socks. You hear it too often as a child: Wet feet will make you sick. While wet feet often lead to colds in humans, they will increase the risk of footpad lesions in poultry. These affects both: animal performance and animal welfare.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 7. October 2018
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4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics
4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics
Benefits of phytogenics in livestock production
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Many times, it needs give and take to create a win-win situation. However, when it comes to phytogenics, there’s a win-win-win situation for livestock producers, the environment and consumers with no party making any concessions. Convince yourself from the benefits of using phytogenics in livestock production.
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 6. October 2018
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Beat the heat: Phytogenic solutions for heat stress in poultry
Beat the heat: Phytogenic solutions for heat stress in poultry
Support poultry during heat stress periods
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Just like you and me, most poultry experience heat stress during their lifetime, even if they don’t live in a warm climate, where poultry are often raised. With average temperatures rising due to climate change, more birds encounter heat stress than ever before.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 2. October 2018
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