Nutritional Solutions for Swine Viral Mitigation
According to Kansas State Univerisity,
organic acids and formaldehyde are two of the four key feed additives to be
used in preventing and intervening African Swine Fever. Point-in-time
mitigants such as dilution, irradiation and thermal processing helps reduce
contamination risks but feed additives should be considered for preventing
cross or re-contamination.
Controlling and preventing contamination in the feed is an integral part of any feed milling operation. Pathogenic organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, from the raw material up to finished feed, may be transferred to the animals if not mitigated at the feed mill. A good feed biosecurity program starts with the instantaneous removal of these pathogens and formaldehyde is a powerful and cost effective tool for complete feed and raw material sanitation.
Research with organic acids has shown antimicrobial effects and performance improvements during bacterial challenges. In vitro research showed an effect of organic acid on reducing viruses in feed materials in a transboundary shipping model. To demonstrate if the same organic acid effect could be demonstrated in an animal model, a trial was conducted to evaluate the role of ACTIVATE® DA, on the survival of PEDV and PRRS strain 174 survival in swine feed and evaluate the role of ACTIVATE® DA on the manifestation of clinical symptoms and the performance of swine facing viral challenges.
Novus offers complete solution for swine viral mitigation from defending your farm and feed mill against viruses to controlling the extent of the outbreak by intervening with the spreading of the virus and further to assist you in reviving your operation and strengthening your animal performance.