May 12, 2015


DSM hosts eubiotics meeting at new Animal Nutrition Research Center in China



DSM Animal Nutrition & Health has hosted the second Eubiotics Focus Group meeting on May 5-7, an event that promotes a global exchange of ideas and discussion on eubiotics in swine and the world feed industry.

Attended by an international delegation of scientists, experts and swine producers, the event was held at DSM's China Animal Nutrition Research Center in Bazhou, Hebei.

Participants in the meeting share a common goal of defining effective solutions to replace and reduce antibiotics as growth promoters and treatments for swine health. It is this awareness that roused research activities to develop nutritional solutions; these employ alternative feed additives such as organic acids, essential oils, probiotics and enzymes, said DSM.

Known as eubiotics, the products support the health and growth of livestock by positively modulating their gut flora. Their significant benefits have been demonstrated both in vitro and in vivo. 

"The need to reduce antibiotics in swine production will remain a key challenge for the industry in years to come, not only in Europe but worldwide too," said Christophe Paulus, the host of the meeting and DSM' Global Category Manager for Eubiotics.

"DSM has played a leading role in the development of alternative nutritional solutions for the past 15 years, with products such as VevoVitall®, CRINA® and CYLACTIN® as well as tailored nutritional solutions being offered in local markets."

During the meeting, swine specialists brought forth case studies from personal experiences, while scientists presented research findings on topics concerning the stages of swine farming. In the latter, the subjects ranged from sows to finishing pigs as well as the use of dietary anti-inflammatory products and minerals, and the effect of the diet structure on gut health.

The event also included the latest update on DSM's research activities into eubiotics solutions.

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