Swine 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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Help Pigs Beat the Heat with
ButiPEARL Z

 

Left unchecked and untreated, heat stress can cause wholesale declines in weight gain and feed efficiency in growing pigs, leading to costly economic losses for producers. In tandem with the right herd management, a combination of the two key compounds in ButiPEARL Z — butyric acid and zinc — can help pigs better stave off the harmful effects of heat stress, enabling them to absorb nutrients efficiently and achieve maximum potential rate of gain without growth depression.

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Swine Gut Health Triple Check One Pager

 

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Swine Gut Health Triple Check Brochure

 

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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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Taking Down a Costly Swine Disease

 

For almost a century, swine dysentery has been the source of considerable economic losses for hog producers around the world. Though producers do have proven control measures at their disposal today, they can be extremely costly.

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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

Impact of Various Acid Treatments During the Nursery Period

 

A trial was conducted to determine the effect of various acid sources on weaned pigs during a 5-week nursery period. No antibiotic growth promoters were utilized in the trial. KEM-GEST was used as the positive control. Body weight and feed intakes were recorded and used to determine average daily gain and feed efficiency.

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The Effect of Encapsulated Butyric Acid in Nursery Pig Performance

 

This trial was conducted to determine the effects of an encapsulated butyric acid (ButiPEARL) in the nursery phase of pig production in a large scale wean to finish barn setting. The results indicate that ButiPEARL is effective as a means of improving efficiency of pigs in the nursery phase.

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Effect of Feeding Encapsulated Butyric Acid in Swine Diets Containing Reduced Lactose Levels on the Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs

 

The study evaluated the effects of feeding encapsulated butyric acid on nursery diets with reducing levels of lactose on the growth performance of weaning pigs. Results indicated encapsulated butyric acid could improve the efficiency of pigs with lower lactose diets.

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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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Evaluation of the Protective Effects of Butyric Acid and Zinc on Swine Intestinal Epithelial Cells Under Inflammatory Challenge and Heat Stress Conditions

 

In this test, it was hypothesized that combining butyric acid and zinc would have beneficial effects towards the intestine, particularly if supplemented during a stress condition like an inflammatory challenge or heat stress. Butyric acid and zinc effects were tested in an in vitro cell culture model to determine if any positive benefits could be detected. 

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The Protective Effects of Encapsulated Butyric Acid and Zinc on Grower Swine Under Heat Stress Conditions

 

Heat stress can result in muscle damage, oxidative stress and death, but it's possible its most common impact is on the gastrointestinal tract. The study below was done to evaluate the protective effects of an encapsulated source of butyric acid and zinc on swine performance and intestinal integrity during heat stress.

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CLOSTAT®

CLOSTAT® Mode of Action

 

The Bacillus subtilis PB6 in CLOSTAT® has been found to secrete one or more biocidal proteins that are inhibitory towards certain strains of pathogenic bacteria, such as Clostridium spp. These proteins disrupt the membrane of bacteria, causing leakage of the cell contents and ultimately killing the pathogenic bacteria without harming the beneficial gut microflora.

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Effect on Fecal Bacteriology and Sow Herd Performance Before and After Bacillus subtilis, PB6 Use

 

A trial was conducted at a sow farm in west central Illinois to evaluate the efficacy of Bacillus subtilis, PB6 against Clostridial disease. This sow farm had a history of Clostridial disease as noted by scouring pigs in the farrowing house from previous diagnoses.

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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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KEM-GEST

Impact of Various Acid Treatments During the Nursery Period

 

A trial was conducted to determine the effect of various acid sources on weaned pigs during a 5-week nursery period. No antibiotic growth promoters were utilized in the trial. KEM-GEST was used as the positive control. Body weight and feed intakes were recorded and used to determine average daily gain and feed efficiency.

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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® and CaptiSURE as Part of a Feed Biosecurity Program

 

Under the conditions of this study, the "ice block" challenge model successfully infected pigs with three viruses. This large scale, field-based model demonstrated the risk of contaminated feed as a vehicle for viral transmission to pigs. Both formaldehyde and a medium chain fatty acid blend were effective at preventing transmission of all three viruses through feed in this model.

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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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