Antimicrobial Reduction

Selected Species

Reduce the reliance on antibiotic growth promotors (AGP) or transition to antibiotic-free production and overcome the antimicrobial resistance challenge

Overcoming the challenges with AGPs

  • Growing concerns of antimicrobial resistance, market demand, and regulatory changes have led many countries to reduce or completely remove the use antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs)
  • Although many countries no longer allow the use AGPs, few still rely on their effects of disease mitigation and nutrient absorption, and trying to reduce their reliance on antimicrobials
  • With removal of antimicrobials, the health and nutritional challenges that could be of gut origin have become prominent in poultry operations:
    • Gut challenges (Necrotic enteritis, Focal duodenal necrosis)
    • Food safety challenges (Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp.)
    • Respiratory challenges (Avian Pathogenic E. coli, Mycoplasma, chronic respiratory diseases)
    • Integumental challenges (Gangrenous dermatitis, cellulitis)
    • Skeletal challenges (BCO lameness, Femoral head necrosis)
    • Nutritional challenges, specifically during the first few days of life
  • Therefore, the needs for antimicrobial management in poultry production are:
    • Finding effective alternatives for antimicrobials including AGPs
    • Reducing reliance on antimicrobials and AGPs by lowering their inclusion
    • Overcoming the risk of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Reduction Portfolio Offering

Antimicrobial management includes changes in production and feed formulation to support a balanced microbiome of the bird while also continuously and consistently monitoring the flock for any health or nutrition challenges. A synbiotic supports competitive exclusion and intestinal integrity which reduces the incidence of pathogen colonization. A novel precision-biotic redirects protein away from opportunistic pathogens and towards productive microbial protein metabolism. Reducing bacterial cell debris which is blocking nutrient absorption in the gut wall supports optimal feed efficiency.

A comprehensive mycotoxin risk management strategy helps to reduce the risk of mycotoxins predisposing the birds to pathogenic diseases. 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.

  • 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.

  • Balancius®

    Together DSM and Novozymes have created Balancius® the first and only feed ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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, we address the challenges you face to help protect your flocks with confidence.