Norel introduces Natesse for poultry to combat enteric diseases
Norel Animal Nutrition has launched Natesse, a combination of sodium butyrate and essential oils that reduces the risk enteric poultry diseases.
Studies have shown that the addition of Natesse in the diets of chickens infected with Clostridium perfringens (a common cause of food poisoning) improved their weight gain. It also reduced the severity of necrotic enteritis by 73.3% at the macroscopic symptoms level and 46% at microscopic level.
Natesse also causes statistically significant biological changes in cytokine production, which implies a stimulation of the immune response. By doing this, Natesse provides a protective effect against necrotic enteritis infection.
Schaumann develops new feed acid to combat Salmonella
Schaumacid S is a targeted enhancement of Schaumann's range of feed acids. The combination of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids has a broad spectrum of activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including Salmonella.
It also inhibits the development of Streptococci, Staphylococci and Clostridia, with tests confirming that it reduces the Salmonella invasion rate of the intestinal tract.
The product also acidifies the gastrointestinal tract. In dosing so, it promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal flora, thereby boosting feed conversion ratios and animal performance.