Modern animal production, particularly in poultry and swine, is extremely challenging. Often animals struggle with health issues as a result of the production pressure and stress of these environments, which could lead to economic losses.
Ensuring the intestinal health of these animals is key to optimising their health and genetic potential. Kemin’s three-geared holistic approach is the answer to developing and maintaining the intestinal health of production animals.
Intestinal integrity is one of the three fundamental gears Kemin identified, and this is where ButiPEARL™ comes in.
Research has shown that butyric acid, a fatty acid produced in the large intestine of monogastric animals, is essential when it comes to ensuring optimum intestinal integrity. This is because up to 70% of the energy requirements of the cells of the intestinal barrier (intestinal enterocytes) is derived from butyric acid.
ButiPEARL™ is an encapsulated source of butyric acid manufactured using a proprietary spray freezing process. MicroPEARL® spray freezing technology allows for the slow release of butyric acid into the gastrointestinal tract promoting the efficient use of butyric acid. The result? The upregulation of the expression of tight junction proteins in the intestine, improved intestinal barrier integrity and nutrient absorption.