Antibiotic Growth Promotor Management

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Helping to reduce the reliance on antibiotics towards your production goals

Reducing the Reliance on AGPs

  • The reduced use or complete removal of antibiotic growth promotors (AGPs) has been occurring in the poultry industry for years, with each country having a different approach
  • Today, AGP use in poultry production is dependent on the country’s regulatory and market demand
  • Many countries no longer allow the use AGPs, but few still rely on their effects of disease mitigation and nutrient absorption as poultry demand continues to grow
  • As AGPs have been/ are being removed from poultry production, the health and nutritional challenges which are commonly observed in a flock include:
    • Necrotic enteritis
    • BCO lameness, gangrenous dermatitis/ cellulitis, Avian Pathogenic E. coli, CRD (mycoplasma)
    • Salmonella and other food safety concerns
    • Changes in nutrient utilization, specifically during the first few days of life

AGP Management Portfolio Offering

AGP management includes changes in production and feed formulation to support a balance of the bird’s microbiome while also regularly monitoring the flock for any health or nutrition changes. Prebiotics, probiotics, or together as a synbiotic support 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 will support optimal feed efficiency. Further support can be provided with optimum vitamins that have higher bioavailability and reducing the risk of mycotoxins in the feed.

It is important to have a system in place to track changes in the flock and the environment as different alternatives and levels of AGPs are used. Blood biomarker modeling rapidly detects any imbalance of the birds to support more consistent nutrition and health of your flock. The environmental footprint can be calculated for sustainability measurements to understand differences from before and after changing the AGP use. At DSM, we offer you solutions to help provide alternatives to or support to reduce the reliance on antibiotics while still achieving your production goals.

  • 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.

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