An exogenous protease enzyme helps get animals off to the right start by improving the digestion of proteins and amino acids, helping make valuable nutrients more available for growth and performance, while minimizing the negative effects of undigested protein in the hind gut explains Annafe Perino, Product Manager, Novus Southeast Asia and Pacific.
Novus International recently organized four webinars under the Young Animal Nutrition Series. The objective of these webinars was to share the importance of focusing on early animal production stages and the nutritional practices suitable for young animals. The key industry opinion leaders who were speakers during the webinars included Dr. Francesc Molist from Schothorst Feed Research, Dr. Rommel Sulabo from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, Dr. Megan Edwards from Integral Nutrition, Rick Kleyn from Spesfeed Consulting and Peter Chrystal from Poultry Research Foundation.
As global animal production has rapidly shifted towards reduced Antibiotic-free, “gut health” has become a popular expression and all-encompassing concept in the scientific community. The gastrointestinal tract must provide a barrier function protecting against harmful environmental elements (e.g. toxins and pathogenic microbes), while simultaneously permitting appropriate nutrient absorption. Successful animal performance depends on the interplay between the intestine, microbiota, diet, and a multitude of environmental factors.
A healthy chicken gut is essential for optimum digestibility, maximum nutrient absorption, immunity development, and disease resistance.
For the last few decades in poultry production, antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have been widely used in poultry diets to promote growth, improve feed efficiency and control dysbacteriosis and enteric diseases. However, antibiotic-free poultry production is a common trend worldwide recently because the use of antibiotics has been banned by governments in many countries and due to increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance.
A four-part webinar series featuring experts in poultry, swine and ABF production
Novus offers solutions to support gut health through nutrition, ingredient management, oxidative stress mitigation and disease resistance.