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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What is the effect of heat stress in livestock? (Part 2)
What is the effect of heat stress in livestock? (Part 2)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
Livestock suffers from rising temperatures. In the first part we already talked about the effects of heat stress on intestinal morphology. Do you know that there are the effects on the intestinal barrier as well?
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. May 2020
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Phytogenic support for protein efficiency in dairy cows
Phytogenic support for protein efficiency in dairy cows
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Everyone is talking about protein efficiency in dairy cows. Did you know that optimizing rations with phytogenics represents a cost-effective way to ensure efficiency in livestock?
4 minutes | Thierry Aubert and 1 more | 19. May 2020
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What about…Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health?
What about…Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
The use of feed additives plays an important role to improve the gastrointestinal health in monogastric animals. Read more about in our new Dossier "What about gut"...
2 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 12. May 2020
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What is the effect of heat stress in livestock production? (Part 1)
What is the effect of heat stress in livestock production? (Part 1)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Summer gives its best and everyone knows from experience that performance decreases with increasing heat. While we can make ourselves more comfortable using air conditioning or reaching out for some ice cream, this options are not available for our livestock animals… What about phytogenics offer support under heat stress conditions?
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 5. May 2020
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Patented support for poultry under heat stress conditions
Patented support for poultry under heat stress conditions
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
The temperatures are rising, summer is coming. How does poultry react to rising temperatures, and how can phytogenic feed additives offer support here? Read about our patented solution….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 30. April 2020
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Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 4)
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 4)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
Discover with us the effect of ginger on respiratory functions and learn more about this miracle root in this fourth part of our mini-series.
4 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer and 1 more | 21. April 2020
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What about …. Current challenges of coccidiosis in poultry and the options to control it in the UK?
What about …. Current challenges of coccidiosis in poultry and the options to control it in the UK?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Coccidiosis is a big challenge in the poultry industry. In our latest dossier, expert Tibor Cserep looks at the options to control it in the UK. Find out what role phytogenics can play….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 14. April 2020
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Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 3)
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 3)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Do you know that ginger offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects? Read more about this powerful spice in our third blog article….
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf and 1 more | 2. April 2020
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Ginger – not just an Asian culinary spice (part 2)
Ginger – not just an Asian culinary spice (part 2)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Do you know the active ingredients of ginger? Discover the meat tenderizing effects of zingibain and the effects of gingerol and much more...
3 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 26. March 2020
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Phytogenics as natural performance enhancers in pigs?
Phytogenics as natural performance enhancers in pigs?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Have you ever tried natural performance enhancers in pigs, like phytogenics? In this article you can read about the beneficial effects of using phytogenics in piglets and growing-finishing pigs….
3 minutes | Sandra Chamusco | 24. March 2020
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What about … quorum sensing inhibition and pathogenicity?
What about … quorum sensing inhibition and pathogenicity?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 12. March 2020
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Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 1)
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 1)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Do you know the mysterious origin of ginger or its special properties? Discover them with us in this first part of our ginger-series….
4 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 10. March 2020
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Do you know the secrets of aquaculture? (part 2)
Do you know the secrets of aquaculture? (part 2)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Fish have so many secrets. In part 1 of our mini-series, we have already familiarized ourselves with the basics: the peculiarities of the immune system of fish, as well as the specificities of the right feeding. But what contribution can phytogens make in aquaculture? Learn more in part 2:
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 11. February 2020
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What about…global trends in ABF production?
What about…global trends in ABF production?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
What about gut? Reach out for our new dossier and get the latest informations about challenges and solutions in monogastric animals….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 30. January 2020
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Heat stress management in poultry
Heat stress management in poultry
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
It's getting hotter on earth - What about heat stress management in poultry? Read here how to overcome heat stress in your chickens with nutrition....
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 28. January 2020
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Do you know the secrects of aquaculture? (part 1)
Do you know the secrects of aquaculture? (part 1)
6 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
The deep sea is a place full of secrets. About 95% of it is unexplored. But even the fish that land on our plates have much to offer. Do you know that most of them come from aquaculture? Read more in this article...
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 22. January 2020
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What about reducing methane emissions in cattle (part 2)?
What about reducing methane emissions in cattle (part 2)?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
In the first part of our blog, we discovered the rumen and read about methane production. But how to reduce methane production naturally? Learn about in part 2...
3 minutes | Thierry Aubert | 14. January 2020
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What about reducing methane emissions in cattle? (part 1)
What about reducing methane emissions in cattle? (part 1)
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
It's getting hotter and hotter. Climate Change not only affects us but especially our livestock. But what role plays methane here? Find out in part 1 how ruminants contribute to methane emissions...
5 minutes | Thierry Aubert | 8. January 2020
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Respiratory diseases in dairy calves
Respiratory diseases in dairy calves
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
It is worth to support calves from the beginning. Respiratory diseases in calves are associated with enormous economic losses. But what role can phytogenics play?
5 minutes | Gonçalo Martins | 4. December 2019
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Ever heard of phytogenics preventing protein loss in dairy cows?
Ever heard of phytogenics preventing protein loss in dairy cows?
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Stinking algae pollute the beach of Brittany. But what have nitrogen emissions from ruminants got to do with it? And what role play phytogenics?
5 minutes | Thierry Aubert | 19. November 2019
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Plant Extracts – good(s) by nature
Plant Extracts – good(s) by nature
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
They offer more than antioxidative, anti-inflammatory or flavouring properties. They consist of many different active ingredient groups. Discover in this article what makes phytogenics special and why they are a crucial tool in animal nutrition....
3 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 8. October 2019
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Ever heard of the Performizer®concept?
Ever heard of the Performizer®concept?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
You're angry about high feed costs again? That doesn't have to be! Find out in this article how you can use phytogenics to reduce your feed costs.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 29. August 2019
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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 phytogenics (part 2)
Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics (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 phytogenics (part 1)
Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics (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
6 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...
6 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)
3 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…
3 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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Support your birds intestine – in a natural way
Support your birds intestine – in a natural way
2 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 support poultry in challenge conditions.
2 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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Post-weaning problems in piglets?
Post-weaning problems in piglets?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Maintaining gut resilience is the key to success to overcome challenges like post-weaning problems in piglets. Try phytogenic feed additive and support your piglets naturally...
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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Post-weaning feed intake in piglets
Post-weaning feed intake in piglets
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
4 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.
4 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: Phytogenics for heat stress in poultry
Beat the heat: Phytogenics 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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