Welfare Management

Selected Species

Ensure the flock welfare by proactively managing stressors and their consequences on bird health and performance

Why is it important?

  • A good welfare program includes a diet that promotes maintenance and growth, while managing health, maintaining bone structure and good litter quality. 
  • During stressful events such as heat, transportation, antibiotic therapy, vaccination and even feed change, the ability to absorb and utilize nutrients for maintenance and growth can be compromised due to reduced intestinal barrier integrity and immune function.
  • Compromised intestinal barrier function can result in wet litter, footpad dermatitis, or challenges associated with pathogenic bacteria entering the body and causing bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) lameness or affecting chick quality.

How to maximize it?

  • Find events that cause stress to birds and review feeding program.
  • Overcome the negative consequences of enteric stress by strengthening the intestinal barrier to avoid nutrient leakage, and the immune function to ensure proper nutrient utilization.

dsm-firmenich solutions

  • A synbiotic helps to improve intestinal barrier integrity to prevent consequences of enteric stress.
  • A novel precision-biotic redirects leaked nutrients away from opportunistic pathogens and towards productive microbial protein metabolism.
  • Vitamin D, in a further metabolized form as 25-OH-D3, is highly efficientin potentiating mineral metabolism and thereby improving immune function.
  • A precision monitoring system using blood biomarkers can help predict welfare (ex: lameness), stress (ex: heat stress), and immunity challenges on farm.

We recommend ensuring Optimum Vitamin Nutrition and a comprehensive mycotoxin risk management program as baseline in all Poultry diets. Precise sustainability measures can help reduce the environmental footprint while ensuring lifetime production. 

  • PoultryStar®

    PoultryStar® is a well-defined, multi-species poultry probiotic plus prebiotic (synbiotic) that promotes a beneficial gut microflora and improves the results of broilers, layers and breeders.

  • Symphiome™

    Symphiome™ is a complex glycan mixture technically defined as a Precision Biotic*. A first-of-its-kind microbiome metabolic modulator precisely designed to harness the power of the microbiome by modulating specific and highly conserved functional pathways to enhance the nutritional health and performance of the birds.

  • Hy-D®

    Hy-D® is the fast track vitamin D3 source, for a strong skeleton and better performance.

  • Verax™

    Harness the power of data to get a deeper understanding of the overall health, productivity and welfare of your animals.

  • OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition®

    OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition® is about feeding animals high quality vitamins, produced with the lowest environmental footprint, in the right amounts, appropriate to their life stage and growing conditions, to optimize: • Animal Health and Welfare ▶ good for animals • Animal Performance ▶ good for farmers • Food Quality & Food Waste ▶ good for consumers and the planet

  • Mycofix®

    The Mycofix® portfolio of feed additives represents the most state-of-the-art solution for protecting animal health by deactivating mycotoxins that contaminate farm animal feed. Its safety and efficacy are proven by 7 EU authorizations for substances that deactivate mycotoxins.

  • Sustell™

    Sustell™ is an intelligent sustainability service that combines the most advanced environmental foot printing calculation tool with expert sustainability, animal production and nutritional knowledge to create tailor-made, practical solutions and business development projects that enhance the environmental sustainability and profitability of animal farming. Sustell™ unlocks the value of animal production sustainability.

Protect your flock with confidence

Protecting your birds against health and nutritional challenges at every life stage is essential for successful production. Our comprehensive range of solutions lie at the heart of healthy development and welfare. At dsm-firmenich, we address the challenges you face to help protect your flocks with confidence.