THE IMPORTANCE OF PROBIOTICS IN POULTRY INDUSTRY:
A large body of evidence supports the use of probiotics to prevent or mitigate the effects of dysbacteriosis and, specifically, necrotic enteritis.
The main purpose of including food additives in compound feed for intensive poultry production is to help meet birds’ nutritional needs, with the ultimate goal of optimising production efficiency.
However, it should be noted that this objective is inextricably linked to achieving good health status and ensuring adequate welfare of the birds in question.
Thus, in addition to improving flock husbandry, the supplementation of feed or drinking water with additives plays a crucial role in ensuring flock health and welfare. This systemic action of food additives, which is particularly relevant given the growing trend towards restricting antibiotic use in poultry production, begins with their effects on intestinal health.
But what do we mean by “intestinal health”, and how is this linked to the health status and general welfare of birds? Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates stated that “all diseases begin in the gut”.
In poultry production, good intestinal health is the foundation upon which the general health and welfare of the bird is based. Intestinal health encompasses various elements or components of gastrointestinal function, including optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients, a diverse and stable microbiota, an effective intestinal immune system, a solid intestinal barrier against pathogens and toxins, and a competent neuroendocrine system.
As is well known, the work of each of these elements is not limited to the digestive tract, and their actions extend to the systemic level. Thus, any imbalance in the complex mechanisms that interlink these components of intestinal function increases the risk of systemic diseases, such as immune-mediated, metabolic, and infectious disorders, as well as intestinal diseases.
- Contains a source of live (viable), naturally occurring microorganisms
- Supports avian digestive health and nutrients absorption
- Can be used in ALL poultry
- It’s easy! One scoop or one packet per gallon of drinking water
- May be used together with other Durvet poultry soluble products
Each 1 kg contains:
Tributyrin (Butyric Acid 44.5) 600 g
Silicon dioxide up to 1 kg