Welfare Management

Selected Species

Ensure the flock welfare by proactively managing stressors and their consequences

Common stressors during production

  • A good welfare program includes providing a diet that promotes maintenance and growth, while managing health, maintaining bone structure and good litter quality.
  • During stressful events such as heat stress, transportation, antibiotic therapy, and vaccination stress, the ability to absorb and utilize nutrients for maintenance and growth can be compromised due to reduced intestinal barrier 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.
  • Therefore, the needs for welfare management in poultry production are:
    • Finding effective solutions to proactively manage stressors in poultry
    • Overcoming the negative consequences of enteric stress

Proactively managing welfare from a dietary perspective includes strengthening intestinal barrier and preventing consequences of intestinal barrier damage.

A synbiotic helps to improve intestinal barrier function to help. A novel precision- biotic redirects leaked nutrients away from opportunistic pathogens and towards productive microbial protein metabolism.

A comprehensive mycotoxin risk management strategy helps to eliminate the risk of mycotoxins affecting and compromising intestinal barrier functions. It is important to have a monitoring system in place, like blood biomarker modeling, to prevent health issues before they happen. Similar to monitoring the health of the birds, the environmental footprint can be calculated for sustainability measurements to understand differences from before and after changing flocks.

Welfare Management Portfolio Offering

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Verax™

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

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.