Reaching a beneficial intestinal microbiota early in life is desirable for piglets, as microbiota will impact their future health. The contribution of gastrointestinal tract microbiota to pig health and performance, including metabolism of nutrients, stimulation of immune response, and protection is becoming increasingly evident.
This summer, Novus put in the next generation of tank telemetry at mills that include enhanced features. Our systems manager, Dr. Johnny Wilson, takes us through what makes Novus unique:
Diets include supplemental zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and manganese (Mn) - often as inorganic salts or inorganic
crystalline forms. The disadvantage of these inorganic sources is the mineral is unprotected from numerous
antagonisms and interactions in the digestive tract. Consequently, the mineral can bind to these antagonists,
preventing absorption. This can result in mineral inadequacies for achieving optimum health, performance, or
structural integrity or extra costs to over-feed minerals that aren’t utilized by the animal.
MINTREX Cu provides less reactive copper (Cu) in the diet reducing the risk of oxidation of fats,
leaving more energy for the piglet. Additionally, delivering more Cu to absorption sites in the intestine allowing
for more uptake, a lower excretion and environmental impact and provides improved nursery performance at
lower Cu inclusion rates compared to ITMs.
Novus solutions can help manage replacement rates and optimize piglet production and birth weight.