Gut health is a main concern in the poultry and livestock industries as it is crucial for the performance, general health and welfare of production animals. A proper functioning of the digestive tract is essential to ensure that the production of meat, eggs and milk is up to the genetic standard of the animals; to optimize FCR; to prevent digestive diseases including leaky gut; to maintain egg quality; and to avoid the spread of pathogenic microorganisms present in feces to other animals in the same batch or the following batches.
On the other hand, gut health is related to the general health and welfare of the animals, to air quality and to certain diseases that happen outside the digestive system, such as colibacillosis, Bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (poultry), postpartum dysgalactia syndrome (sows), fatty liver and ketosis (ruminants).
For all the above, mantaining and strengthening gut health is key for the success of the poultry and livestock operations.
Gut health covers three main aspects of the digestive system: the macro- and micro-structural integrity and the physiology of the tissues, the balance of the flora, and the status of the local immune system.
It is necessary to optimize these three aspects to optimize gut health.
Traditionally, antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have been fed continuously at sub-therapeutical doses to maintain digestive health. However, since 2006, when the EU banned the use of AGPs, the industry is moving globally towards their elimination.
From the European experience, it is clear that no single product can offer a quick and complete replacement of antibiotic growth promoters. Management practices, environmental conditions, biosecurity, DOC and water quality, health and feeding programs, all play a role in gut health and need to be adjusted.
At the same time, the use of combinations of innovative ingredients that target the three aspects of digestive health is key to carry out a highly profitable livestock production without antibiotic growth promoters.
Our offer to you consists of a unique set of products, adapted to each specie and given through drinking water or through feed. Their efficacy is baked by multiple field trial and customer success cases.
With our solutions, not only it is possible to replace AGPs successfully, you can also observe:
An improvement of feed conversion ratio, body weight gain and European Index.