February 27, 2019

Delacon introduces new phytogenic feed additives for poultry



At the recent IPPE show in the US, Delacon introduced Biostrong® Protect, a product that was formulated to address top concerns in the poultry production, the company announced.


Natural ingredients show synergistic effects if appropriately formulated - likewise, a blend of saponins, essential oils and other ingredients in Biostrong® Protect. The product was designed to support modern animal feeding strategies.


According to Delacon, intestinal disorders, such as coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis, cause more than US$5 billion globally. "Livestock producers aim to treat poultry without antibiotics, by using natural products. Supplementing broiler and turkey diets with Biostrong® Protect can help the bird to overcome critical stages in better conditions," said Tobias Steiner, Delacon's head of strategic marketing.


"A functional gut is key for maximum poultry efficacy and welfare. It is the first line of defense against microbial pathogens, toxins or antigens. Hence, maintaining intestinal health is widely recognised as a fundamental concept in poultry production. It has also become a focus in Delacon's research," Delacon stated in its press release.


Proven results from in-vitro and in-vivo trials show the potential of phytogenic ingredients. To practice applied science in phytogenics, Delacon opened the Performing Nature Research Center (PNRC) in 2011. It allows precise in-vivo experiments under highly controlled and standardised conditions. Scientists investigate effects on nutrient digestibility and utilisation.


Furthermore, Delacon's team also focuses on the effects of phytogenics on animal wellness and health issues.


- Delacon