Kemin Gut Health Solutions - The Importance of Animal Intestinal Integrity

In animal production industries, gut health is synonymous with animal health. Just like people need to maintain good digestive health for a quality life, so do animals. Cultivating animal intestinal integrity is top priority in order to see the best performance of production animals. The phrase "gut health" can encompass a number of health priorities like nutrient digestion and absorption, metabolism and energy generation and more. Gut health can also be defined as the absence, prevention and avoidance of disease in those areas so animals can perform the physiological functions. To meet these demands, Kemin offers a broad platform of industry-leading solutions to positively maintain animal intestinal integrity for poultry, swine and ruminant. It's time to trust your gut and protect theirs.

Benefits of Good Gut Health in Animals

  • Better nutrient digestion and absorption
  • Proper weight gain and management
  • Healthy metabolism response for energy generation
  • Absence, prevention and avoidance of disease
  • An effective alternative to antimicrobial for food safety

The Economic Impact of Gut Health

The number of large-scale animal production operations have sharply increased in the last few decades. In order to maintain profitability in these highly volatile markets, where margins are tight, animal gut health is more important than ever to stay competitive. Gut challenges can be a major source of efficiency loss, downtime and additional costs for veterinary treatment. Common gut health issues might include leaky gut, inflammation, lesions, bloat, acidosis and more. Using feed additives and supplements to support animal intestinal integrity provides a cost-effective way to keep animal immune responses and overall performance positive. After all, good gut health is one of the best growth promoters.

Changes in the Animal Production Industry

Producers across all agricultural livestock industries have been asked to change the way they grow production animals, specifically through the removal of antibiotics. With this challenge comes necessary changes to animal production as a whole, starting with management, feed and vaccination programs. To make those changes, producers are considering multiple alternatives in order to maintain similar feed efficiency, growth rates and egg production standards. These changes require a better understanding of how gut health is affected by these alternatives.

Kemin Gut Health Solutions

Kemin offers a comprehensive platform of industry-leading solutions and alternatives to antibiotic treatments to impact the key areas of gut health and support vitality and performance of animals. In order to maintain some of the productivity with less reliance on antibiotics, there must be a change in the way we think about intestinal health and animal productivity. Intestinal health should be elevated to the same level of importance as other management practices. Backed by years of successful research and trial studies, Kemin has created solutions specifically for use in cattle, swine, poultry and equine production.

Kemin Gut Health Solutions include:

  • Patented direct fed microbials
  • Proprietary phytogenics
  • Naturally extracted essential oils
  • Powerful organic acids

Safety Guaranteed

The Kemin team has intensely studied the interactions of the microbiota, epithelial barrier and intestinal immune system in both the development and maintenance of proper gut health. Proper gut health begins at the cellular level (i.e. bacteria, immune cells) where interactions can affect tissue structure (i.e. villi) and function (i.e. absorption), ultimately affecting the animal's ability to thrive in production systems. Kemin Gut Health Solutions have been rigorously tested to ensure animal well-being.