Managing gut health in broilers
In broiler production, making birds grow faster through genetic selection is partly based on their eating capacity, resulting in a constant oversupply of feed/nutrients to the gut. This creates chronic physiological inflammation, with bacteria such as Clostridium perfringens, growing in this intestinal status and impacting on gut health. As 70% of the immune system capacity of birds is concentrated in the gut, the smallest enteritis can impact growth and make birds more sensitive to disease.
Maintaining good gut health is important in transforming feed into meat and protecting farmers’ margins. Giving Safmannan® to high performing birds has been shown to reduce the effects of production stress and enhance gut health.