Kemin Gut Health Solutions

Comprehensive approach to gut health by strengthening intestinal integrity, microbial balance and immune function.

Integrity: Maintaining the strength of the intestinal barrier

Protection: Supporting immune function

Balance: Diversifying the population of microbes

 

Due to customer demands, producers have been asked to change the way they grow production animals, specifically through the removal of antibiotics. With this need 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.

The interactions of the microbiota, epithelial barrier and intestinal immune system are critical 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. 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. Kemin offers a broad platform of industry leading solutions to positively impact gut health for livestock, poultry and equine.

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