Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has presented its findings after sponsoring research on natural digestive performance additives. At the 2017 Annual Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting, which was recently held in Orlando, Dr Haitham Yakout, director of technical support for Nutriad presented two research findings from recent studies on digestive performance technologies.
The first study highlighted the application of Quorum Sensing (QS) as a tool for selecting botanical ingredients for feed additives. The use of botanical additives has been on the rise, driven by new regulations on the usage of antibiotics growth promoters, and its mode of action has been vastly studied. With a proprietary formulation of various botanicals, a positive impact on performance can be achieved on QS by disrupting the pathogens communications, thus reducing their negative impact on overall animal health. In a second study, results of a feeding program approach in broilers was presented, combining the application of precision delivery coated butyrate (Ultramix C) in starter feed and a botanical additive (Apex 5) in both grower and finisher broiler diets.
“It is great to see Nutriad investing in novel ideas in additives application to support customers achieve an even better performance in a challenging time when AGPs are being removed from diets” said Guilherme Bromfman, Director of Business Development for Nutriad. Grady Fain Sr. Vice President, Sales and Business Development added: “The US market faces new regulations and continuous regulatory. Ongoing consolidation changes the way producers operate. In this environment Nutriad is committed to take leadership in providing solutions for the challenges producers face today as well as future challenges.”