Modern animal production can be a challenging industry. Consumer demand is growing exponentially every year, placing farmers under severe pressure to deliver quality produce so much more quickly. The health of production animals, particularly swine and poultry, are affected by this acceleration and the effect this has on the environments they are reared in. Weakened health make swine and poultry, especially piglets, more susceptible to gram-negative bacterial infections leading to economic losses.
Kemin realises the challenges farmers face and have therefore done extensive research and product development to be able to assist the animal production industry with these problems. The answer? A healthy intestinal tract! By developing and managing the intestinal health of production animals, farmers can ensure healthier, stronger animals that reach their optimum genetic potential.
Due to the complexity of the intestinal tract, improving the intestinal health of animals cannot be obtained overnight. Kemin therefore developed a three-geared approach that looks at improving the health of the intestinal tract in a holistic manner:
Each of the above three gears needs the successful development and maintenance of the other two in order to reach an overall successful result.
Enteric gram-negative bacteria such as E.coli live inside the intestinal tract of piglets. Kemin developed FORMYL™2B to effectively control gram-negative bacteria to assist with the intestinal health of piglets.
FORMYL™ 2B is a coated source of Citric, Formic and Benzoic Acid encapsulated by a fluid bed process, resulting in 70% active ingredients. To deliver optimal performance, the encapsulation allows for superior handling ease and slow release into the intestinal tract.