Animal Testing - Broiler Chicks

 

Conducted in 2006

 

 

During the latter half of 2006 an agricultural feed company in the Netherlands has been conducting tests with broiler chicks that have involved 250,000 individuals.

These animals have been supplemented with a minute dose of SEA-CROP at the rate of 0.02 ml per kg of bodyweight per day.

The results of the testing are still being tabulated and the final report has yet to be written but the following observations can be made:

 

 

1. Mortality reduction:

In all cases there has been a reduction of mortality in the treated populations as compared to the control groups. Mortality during the vulnerable first two weeks of life has been reduced as much as 90%. Overall average improvement of mortality figures for the entire six week growing cycle has been between 5% to 15%.

 

 

2. Foot infections:

The reduction in feet infections as compared to the control groups has been as great as 85%.

 

 

3. Skin abnormalities:

The reduction in skin abnormalities has been as great as 66%.

 

 

4. Weight gain:

In most tests there has been increased weight gain in the treated animals averaging between 3% to 10%.

 

 

5. Breast meat:

The ratio of valuable breast meat content has been increased by 10%.

 

 

6. Feed conversion efficiency:

In all cases there has been an improvement in feed to meat conversion efficiency as compared to the controls. The range of improvement has been between 3% to 13%.

 

 

A benefits relative to dose study has yet to be done. All tests thus far have been done at the very low dose of 0.02 ml of SEA-CROP per kg of bodyweight per day.

 

 

 

Animal Research on Mice

 

Conducted in 2003

 

 

The Stamina test:

Forced swim testing to the point of terminal exhaustion.

 

 

The Method:

Four week old white mice were obtained and split into two populations. The control population consisted of ten mice and the other group consisted of thirty mice.

All populations were given measured amounts of the same food and measured amounts of water daily. The test group was given a dose of seawater mineral extract in their water ration.

The maximum recommended oral dose for humans is 0.2 ml per kilogram of body weight per day.

The mice were each given 0.5 ml of the formula in their water every day for thirty days.

At the termination of the test the mice weighed an average of 27 grams each. The dosage which they had received for 30 days was equal to 9.25 ml per kilogram of body weight per day or more than 45 times the recommended dose for humans.

The 30 day duration of the test equals 1/24th of the life span of a mouse or the equivalent of a 3 and 1/3 year segment of an eighty year human life span.

During the first week of the test there was a 30% mortality for the control population but no deaths occurred in the group receiving supplementation.

 

 

Termination:

At the end of 30 days the mice were placed in 1,000 milliliter beakers containing 800 milliliters of water where they were forced to swim until the point of terminal exhaustion and death.

 

 

The Results:

1. The control group, which had not received the mineral supplementation, endured for an average of 257 minutes, or 4 hours and 17 minutes.

2. The test population, which had been supplemented with the seawater mineral extract endured for an average of 840 minutes, or 14 hours.

 

 

Observation:

The test population, which received supplementation, exhibited more stamina than the control group by enduring the forced swim testing for a duration 3.27 times greater.

 

 

Conclusions:

1. The seawater extract used for this study greatly enhanced stamina in the test subjects.

2. Dietary supplementation with seawater mineral extract at the dosage used, appeared to have only beneficial effects.

 

 

 

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