213 Industry Innovation – Preventive Approach to Gut Health in Layers – feed additives Biotronic® and Digestarom® by BiominClick here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups:
Feed / gut health \ Feed additives and supplements
Species targeted: Poultry;
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Even with good management, bacterial infections stemming from the imbalance of the gut microbiota can cause production losses in layers. Preventive nutrition strategies that support gut performance can offer a cost effective alternative to antibiotic application, particularly around peak production. In fact, unsaleable eggs and the challenge of drug-resistant bacteria can make antibiotic application more expensive than non-antibiotic alternatives. Organic acids and phytogenic feed additives have been accepted as an efficient tool to prevent and control disease proliferation in poultry. The case of a commercial layer farm in Hungary illustrates how preventive nutritional strategies using novel feed additives can offer a profitable alternative to antibiotics in cases of chicken disease.