Improving gut morphology and protecting the gut cell wall from pathogen attachment
Trial evidence shows the effect of Safmannan® on the production of goblet cells, which secrete mucus that protects the gut cell wall. Birds in the trial, given Safmannan® supplemented feed, produced three times more goblet cells than those fed a control feed. They also had longer villi in the jejunum (Morales et al., 2010) (p<0,05).
This makes it more difficult for pathogenic bacteria to attach to the gut epithelium, while longer villi improve nutrient absorption.