A commitment to protect
Feed safety and animal welfare have never been more important than they are today, both in terms of ethics and public opinion. Impextraco has been following this concern for some time and has developed a range of products that address this issue.
POWER-PROTEXION® range offers highly cost-effective and sustainable protection for your animals and added value for your business. Our feed ingredients combine high quality antioxidants, mould inhibitors, mycotoxin eliminators, Salmonella inhibitors, acidifiers, enzymes, prebiotics and butyrates into innovative feed products that safeguard food safety and boost profitability.
PhD candidate position in close collaboration with industry (Baekeland mandate) on the development of blood-based biomarkers for the evaluation of intestinal health in broiler chickens.
Intestinal health of poultry has broad implications for the systemic health of birds, animal welfare, animal performances, food safety, and environmental impact. The gastrointestinal tract has digestive, absorptive, metabolic, immunological and endocrinological functions. In poultry production, major problems are of intestinal origin, including gut inflammation, dysbiosis and intestinal pathogens, including Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens. Besides, also mycotoxins and heat stress have been shown to have severe negative impact on intestinal health.
I am a pig farmer in Queensland and I use Elitox® routinely in sow and weaning diets to help manage the challenges that mycotoxins can cause.
It is also used on an “as needs” basis in further rations if raw materials are deemed to present a higher risk. Use in sows is to optimize both fertility of sows and liveability of young pigs. We have been previously contended with lesions and discoloration of ears, feet and tails in weaning pigs. We attributed this to mycotoxins.