Our Gut Health Concept

Our gut health concept addresses the needs of customers in animal farming with a unique set of solutions.

Challenge

Livestock production is facing several challenges if it is to remain economically successful. These include: fluctuating raw material prices and qualities; the availability of feed ingredients; cost pressure; the need to reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs); along with consumers’ desires for higher standards of animal welfare.

Economic success is highly dependent on the health status of animals. Gut health plays a major role in this, serving as a barrier preventing bacteria from passing through gut lumen, and responsible for proper immune function and nutrient digestibility.
The challenges cannot be resolved by application of a single product, but need a concept, that combines the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and analytical tools with innovative gut health solution products.

Solution

Over decades, Evonik has conducted science-based research in the field of animal health and nutrition and developed a portfolio of solutions, that helps you to manage gut health in your livestock.

We can support you to continuously improve your operations by evaluating the current health and nutrition conditions, formulating the optimal diet, improving gut health and finally monitoring the success of the implementation.

Our offer consists of a unique set of solutions, including the low crude protein diet concept, our amino acids portfolio, our probiotics and our AMINO services program. Our concept is proven to be successful with the use of economic and health relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This creates a holistic approach to tackle the main challenges of gut health.

Benefits at a glance

  • Improvement of feed conversion ratio (FCR) and body weight gain (BWG)
  • Reduction of pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT)
  • Replacement of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) and prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Improvement of health parameters like footpad lesion scores in broilers or diarrhea incidence in piglets
  • Reduction of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions
  • The benefits are proven by scientific feeding trials

What's in it for you

The improved gut health concept in broilers, layers and swine can significantly impact the FCR. This means: reduced consumption of feed to obtain the same result – an opportunity to increase your return on investment (ROI) and secure your economic success.

While producers are facing a growing number of environmental directives and restrictions on the usage of medication, our concept helps you to reduce the emissions of your operations. Furthermore, healthier animals will need fewer medical treatments (e.g. antibiotics).

Last, but not least, better animal health means improved animal welfare.

All in all, we help you to contribute towards sustainable production of animal protein: economically, socially and ecologically.

Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographical regions. Product associated claims may differ based upon regional or national requirements.

Last update 14.12.2020