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Young Animal Nutrition

To be able to produce a sufficient supply of animals, a key stage that producers should turn their attention to is young animals. The early stage of production is likely to be the most affected by stress and diseases as this is when the animals are most vulnerable. High mortality and poor performance at this stage can be attributed to trauma, starvation, scouring and respiratory disease in swine while malabsorption, diarrhea, necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis are the main culprits in poultry. Research has shown that for every 500 sows, there is an additional USD2075 savings per cycle if preweaning mortality was reduced by 10%. These are the reasons why scientists or nutritionists are putting a lot of effort in improving gut health –because the better we can manage health in the young animal stage, the better will be the survivability of the animal to reach harvest weight.

Challenges in Young Animals

Disease Challenges
Majority of enteric diseases occurs, majority of antibiotics are used
and highest level of mortality occurs at the young animal stage.

Protein Digestibility Challenge
Young animals have immature digestive system, less secretion of
digestive enzymesand lower nutrient digestibility.

Low Immunity
Young Animals have lower immunity, majority of vaccines are given
at this stage with potential harmful reactions.

What are the Solutions?

Novus International Young Animal Nutrition Program

CIBENZA DP100 Unique Protease Feed Enzyme: Effectively hydrolizes plant and animal protein and anti-nutritional factors and complements endogenous enzymes.

ACTIVATE DA Nutritional Feed Acidifier: Synergistic effect of organic acids blend which effectively reduces pH and promotes establishment of a balanced gut.

PROVENIA Protected Organic Acids works effectively in the hind gut to control pathogen proliferation.

NEXT ENHANCE 150 Coated Essential Oil: Anti-microbial activity, antioxidative properties and anti-inflammatory effect. Liberates 70% of the active ingredients where the animals need them.

MINTREX Cu Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate uses an analogue of an important amino acid ‘methionine’ to capture the important copper ion and deliver it safely to the site of absorption in the small intestine.


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