Poultry Gut Health Resources

Don't Let Unclean Water Rob Livestock Performance

 


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.

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Poultry Gut Health Triple Check One Pager

 

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Poultry Gut Health Triple Check Brochure

 

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Multi-Faceted Approach has Researchers Nearing Woody Breast Solutions

 

Though it’s only been known in the chicken industry for around a decade, woody breast condition (WBC) has already proven to be a potentially costly issue for an industry tasked with feeding a growing global human population. Though the primary triggers of the condition are well-known, solutions are difficult to reach for an industry facing high production demand.  

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Genetics, Environment Contribute to Woody Breast Condition

 

More than 50 billion chickens enter the human food supply every year, and that number is expected to grow in the next decade to meet increasing food demand as world population continues to rise. The industry has responded to that growing demand; in the last five years alone, world broiler meat production has risen from 86.76 to 92.47 million metric tons per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Chicken as a human protein source alone has grown by 80 percent in the last decade, much faster than beef or pork.  

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Using Antibiotic Alternatives in Managing Gut Health

 

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.

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The Importance of Intestinal Microbiota in Animal Performance

 

The digestive tract of a healthy chick is considered free from microorganisms at hatch. Afterwards, a microbial colonization evolves very quickly. At around 40 days in age, the microbiota becomes fully developed in birds, and the bacteria can be categorized as commensal or pathogenic. The bacterial population within broilers is very diverse comprised of over 900 species.

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The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Feed Additive Alternatives for Livestock and Poultry Producers

 

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.

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Aleta

Aleta – Enhancing Protective Immunity for Optimal Gut Health

 

Minimizing the susceptibility to disease challenges early on in an animal's life can have an effect on their ability to gain weight faster, convert feed more efficiently and overall animal health. Aleta, a source of 1,3-beta glucans, is an ingredient that may enhance host protective immunity (mucosal and systemic immunity) by improving the effector functions of immune cells.

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ButiPEARL

Butyric Acid Supplementation Exhibits Positive Impact on Production Performance of Broilers

 

This trial was conducted with broiler chickens to determine the effect of feeding an encapsulated source of butyric acid, ButiPEARL, in broiler diets from 1 to 42 d of age. ButiPEARL was included in diets at 100g, 200g and 300g and each level showed an improvement in feed conversion ratio over the control diet.

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Feeding Higher Levels of Encapsulated Source of Butyric Acid Exhibits Additional Production Performance in Broilers

 

Broilers supplemented with an encapsulated source of butyric acid, ButiPEARL, at increasing inclusion levels saw a linear upward trend which included an increase in body weight gain and improvement in feed conversion compared to control diets at the end of 42 days. 

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ButiPEARL Z

Determination of the Relative Bioavailability for Zinc and Butyric Acid as Compared to Zinc Sulfate

 

Comparison of the bioavailability of different zinc sources can help determine if zinc can be utilized by the animal. This study was conducted to determine how much zinc is available in a butyric acid and zinc-combined product. 

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Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of an Encapsulated Source of Butyric Acid and Zinc to Broiler Diets

 

In order to determine the proper feeding level of butyric acid and zinc for broilers, Kemin conducted a feeding trial to measure the benefits in broiler diets. With increasing levels of butyric acid and zinc, it was determined a 1 pound inclusion to 1 ton of feed provided the best benefit of butyric acid and zinc to broilers.

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The Effect of Encapsulated Butyric Acid and Zinc on Performance, Gut Integrity and Meat Quality in Male Broiler Chickens

 

ButiPEARL Z has been shown to improve growth performance of broilers in previous trial work. The present study evaluated the impact of ButiPEARL Z on performance parameters, gut integrity and meat quality during heat stress in male broiler chickens reared to 47 days of age.

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CLOSTAT®

The Effect of a Water Soluble Active Microbial on Broiler Performance

 

The results of this study indicate Bacillus subtilis PB6 was effective in addressing the negative effects of necrotic enteritis. Bacillus subtilis PB6 was not as effective as salinomycin but a good alternative for systems unable to use salinomycin. 

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ENDOX®

Managing Vitamin Cost Through Preservation

 

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.

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KALLSIL

Feeding KALLSIL Reduces the Effects of Naturally Occurring Mycotoxins on Performance of Six-Week-Old Turkey Hen Poults

 

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.

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RENDOX®

The Effect of RENDOX® CQ on Oxidized Soybean Oil

 

Oxidation effects on lipid quality can be a major factor in the reduction of livestock and poultry feed quality. Lipid oxidation is an irreversible, naturally occurring process where fatty acids are attacked by free radicals and oxygen is absorbed. Oxidation dramatically affects the quality of fats and oils, which has been shown to have direct impacts on animal health and performance.

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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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Sal CURB®

Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial: Internal Research Summary

 

Contaminated feed has been recognized as a source of infections pathogens and poses a risk for those raising livestock and poultry to produce meat, milk and eggs. Legislation such as the Food Safety Modernization Act focuses on feed, pet food and ingredient facilities that process, pack, manufacture or hold feed to identify hazards and to have a plan to control those hazards.

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Sal CURB® Brochure

 

Keeping pathogens at bay is the first step to an effective on-farm biosecurity program. An often-overlooked aspect in biosecurity planning, however, is the role of feed. Feed and feed ingredients may carry pathogens that are detrimental to animal health and welfare. That's where Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial comes in. Sal CURB is a key component of a comprehensive feed biosecurity and pathogen control program.

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Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial FAQ

 

Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial is a blend of aqueous formaldehyde and propionic acid. Sal CURB maintains Salmonella-negative status of complete feeds and feed ingredients for up to 21 days and controls mold in feeds or feed ingredients.

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Information on Formaldehyde

 

Formaldehyde is a natural chemical necessary for life. It is a colorless, strong-smelling gas and is referred to as formalin when used in water-based solutions. Formaldehyde is used in products including particle board, household products, glues, permanent press fabrics, paper product coatings, fiberboard and plywood. It is also widely used as an industrial fungicide, germicide and disinfectant.

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VANNIX C

Improvement in Coccidiosis Vaccinated Broiler Performance with Tannic Acid Extract and Bacillus coagulans

 

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of tannic acid extract alone or incombination with a direct-fed microbial, Bacillus coagualns, to positively impact the performance of coccidiosis vaccinated broilers.

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VANNIX C: A Novel Approach to a Healthier Intestine

 

VANNIX C is a feed additive developed to help improve efficiency for producers. VANNIX C contains two functional ingredients: tannic acid extract and Bacillus coagulans. VANNIX C utilizes the benefits of the two components to support overall intestinal health.

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