When it comes to the performance of a production herd or flock, the source, quantity, quality and composition of water can have a major impact on how animals perform. Not only should water be available in sufficient quantities, but it should have the right balance in pH and minerals and other components in order to maximize digestive function, gut health and overall animal performance.
A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract can help poultry achieve optimal production of meat or eggs. The GI tract for chicken has two essential functions: digestion/absorption and immunity. The intestinal mucosa provides an efficient barrier between unfriendly luminal content and the host's internal tissues. A cohesive alliance between the mucus layer, epithelial cells, microbiota and immune cells in the intestine is critical for the intestinal barrier functions.
In livestock and poultry production, inflammation reduces profitability and product quality and endangers the health of the animals. Inflammation can occur in intensive, modern animal production systems. Controlling inflammation increases the likelihood of a positive ROI regarding feed conversion. As a result, commonly used antimicrobials in feed are now a proposed mode of action (MOA) to reduce instances of inflammation occurrence.
Vitamins are essential for animal growth, health, reproduction and performance. Factors such as temperature, oxygen, light and catalysts can all negatively impact vitamin stability in feed.Preservation of vitamins in the feed matrix can be accomplished through the addition of an antioxidant. For the best vitamin protection, an antioxidant system like ENDOX®, which includes a blend of oxygen and free radical scavenging antioxidants and metal chelators, should be used.
The purpose of this floor pen trial was to evaluate the ability of a natural zeolite clay feed additive (KALLSIL™) to lessen the effects of a mycotoxin-contaminated diet on turkey hen poult performance. Based on the results of this study, inclusion of KALLSIL may support overall performance of turkey hen poults, particularly when using feed grains, which may contain dietary mycotoxins.
Fat Tank Case Study
Fat quality solutions start with the purchasing of quality fat. However, high-quality fat can be negatively impacted by storage time, application of heat and the mixing of different lipid sources in a fat tank. Management practices often focus on minimizing storage time, but unfortunately this practice does not account for the layer of fat coating the inside of the tank and sludge buildup at the bottom. Treating fat with a RENDOX antioxidant system can preserve fat and help clean and stabilize your fat storage tank.
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