Improving Efficiency and Profitability of Finishers with Digestarom® Finish

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Digestarom® Finish contains a combination of herbs, extracts, and essential oils that effectively support antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory effects and enhances gut integrity,1,2. Gut microbiota modulation has been shown by using Digestarom.3 Essential oils selectively target bacteria to provide competitive exclusion and provide energy to intestinal cells by increasing short chain fatty acids production.4  

Essential oil content in plants varies depending on factors including climate, soil, health status and developmental stage of plants. For example, thymol content in oregano is variable among different oregano sources. It is important to guarantee a consistent content of bioactive components in the products. Therefore, dsm-firmenich QA & QC team identifies substances by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-/MS) to meet the exact specifications of the final products. 

Market more hogs using Digestarom® Finish

Our 10 research trials show that the pigs fed Digestarom Finish had a improved feed efficiency (1.8% improvement) compared to a control. The benefit of ROI can provide value to producers. Additionally, a few studies show that the product has improved carcass characteristics. Mendoza et al. 2018 reported that Digestarom Finish positively affected pork meat quality by improving cook loss and flavor.  


The product is designed to enhance the gut health of grow-finish pigs by providing antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties; therefore, it is recommended to apply the product as early as possible (~50 lbs to market weight) for the best outcome.  


  1. Kroismayr et al., 2008. Effects of avilamycin and essential oils on mRNA expression of apoptotic and inflammatory markers and gut morphology of piglets. Czech J. Anim. Sci. 53:377-387.
  2. Kaschubet et al., 2018. Effects of phytogenic feed additives on cellular oxidative stress and inflammatory reactions in intestinal porcine epithelial cells. J. Anim. Sci. 96:3657-3669.
  3. Kroismayr et al., 2008. Effects of antimicrobial feed additives on gut microbiology and blood parameters of weaned piglets. Bodenkultur, 59: 111–120.
  4. Bauer et al., 2019. Oregano powder reduces Streptococcus and increases SCFA concentration in a mixed bacterial culture assay. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0216853. 
  5. Mendoza, S. M., Mueller, I., Hendel, E., Murugesan, R. & Gourley, G. 2018. Evaluation of Dietary Supplementation of a Phytogenic Blend and Ractopamine HCl to Growing Pigs on Pork Meat Quality, Meat and Muscle Biology 2(2). doi:

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20 May 2024


  • Swine
  • Eubiotics
  • Phytogenics
  • Digestarom Finish

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