Gut health in monogastric animals
Issue no. 9 of our scientific publication
- Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health
- Current challenges and solutions in monogastric animals
- Quorum sensing and pathogenicity
- Research at Delacon
What about gut (2020)
Three years ago, the first Delacon dossier on gut health was published under the title "Intestinal health in poultry: current challenges and future solutions". In this second dossier we present updated information on intestinal disorders in pigs and poultry. Moreover, we present the latest phytogenic solutions from Delacon for maintaining intestinal health in monogastric animals.
Since the European Union implemented the ban on the prophylactic use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals in 2006, it has spread worldwide. Although the therapeutic use of antibiotics to ensure animal welfare is still accepted, the choice of antibiotics is limited to those not used for human application in order to avoid the possible development of antibiotic resistance. Due to their antibiotic activity, the use of ionophoric anticoccidials is also limited in some regions by legislation or as part of branding policy (e.g. "No Antibiotics Ever"). It is therefore clear that the demand for alternative feed additives to stimulate intestinal resilience in monogastric animals against infections will continue to grow, and we expect phytogenic solutions to play a key role.