DSM has launched a new feed additive for broilers called Crina Digest, designed to aid digestive function. It is a combination of three essential oil compounds: thymol, eugenol and piperine.
The firm said proper digestive function supported animal resilience and welfare and thus helps reduce the use of antibiotics.
“We strongly believe in the potential of essential oils to improve digestive function across all species,” said Sebastian Marten, vice president Enzymes and Eubiotics, DSM Animal Nutrition & Health. “We have invested in the development of our portfolio over many years and we have the ambition to continue innovating in the future to grow and shape the market.”