Efficient poultry production is a balancing act of nutrition, gut health, and animal welfare, especially when reducing or eliminating antibiotic utilization. Challenges such as diseases, environment, and feed ingredient types, can negatively impact the intestinal microbial balance in poultry, leading to slower growth and reduced performance. Overgrowth of pathogenic strains of Clostridium perfringens can result in different disorders in poultry and swine. Disorders such as diarrhea, necrotic enteritis, gangrenous dermatitis, and focal duodenal necrosis, can ultimately impair the animal’s feed efficiency, growth, and wellbeing of the animals. This can cause economic losses for poultry and swine producers.
Evonik’s direct-fed microbial, GutCare®, was selected to meet customer needs. That is why GutCare® is based on the spore-forming Bacillus subtilis DSM 32315 strain that has shown the ability to survive feed production conditions, withstand acidic environment in the gut, germinate and grow under intestinal conditions. These features provide the basis for a quality and effective product.
Benefits of GutGare® at a glance
- Supplementing with GutCare® supports a more balanced intestinal microbial population in the gut.
- It is easy to handle by employees at feed mills and farms.
- GutCare® survives feed manufacturing processes as it is resistant to feed pelleting temperatures, high humidity and temperature storage conditions.
What’s in it for you
Nutrition and health are closely linked in ensuring the well-being and performance of the animal. The expertise of Evonik in the area of animal nutrition gives us the advantage of extending our portfolio and knowledge to the area of animal overall well-being. In addition, as a science-based company, we aim to close present knowledge gaps regarding direct-fed microbials and their potential influence on the microbiome, gut function and animal growth considering differences in the quality and composition of the feed.
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Last update 26.04.2018