PHYTOGENIC BLEND HELPS TO BOOST FEED STRATEGY AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Phytogenic feed additives offer multiple benefits in terms of increased feed intake, improved gut health and – crucially for developing piglets – reduced incidence of diarrhea by Dr Ceinwen Evans, Danisco Animal Nutrition (IFF).
With restrictions on the use of in-feed antibiotics introduced in a growing number of countries, could this be one of the alternatives feed strategy producers are looking for to support healthy and profitable pig performance?
The production challenges of piglet weaning are well known. Separation from the sow along with environmental and dietary changes often cause stress in young pigs; resulting in a loss of appetite and a corresponding drop in weight.
The animals’ immature immune and digestive systems are also susceptible to disease-causing organisms which can disrupt gut integrity.