Optigut is a feed ingredient to increase gut health and reduces bacterial and necrotic enteritis in poultry (broiler, layer, breeder, turkey, minor species…). The technical performance of the animals improves (daily growth and feed conversion ratio), while the use of antibiotics decreases significantly.
Fatty acids have already found their way as antimicrobial agent in many applications such as mould control for feed preservation or acidification for gut health modulation. Also lipids – triglycerides of fatty acids – play an important role in newborns. Milk is not only a source of nutrients for the young animal. Milk lipids are a class of molecules that have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity in addition to their nutritional value. The triglyceride core of the milk fat globule releases its antimicrobial activity in the gastrointestinal tract. Digestion products of milk triglycerides inactivate strains as diverse as E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeriaand Clostridium perfringens.
OPTIGUTis a proprietary blend of glycerides of short and medium chain fatty acids, specifically designed and tested to resolve the issues related to enteritis in poultry. The action of OPTIGUTrelies on a double working mechanism, keeping a healthy balance in the gut.
A monolaurin component provides specific action against C. perfringens. This active helps controlling proliferation and avoid overgrowth of C. perfringensin the hind gut.
A butyrin component stimulates epithelial barrier formation in the hindgut, reduces inflammation and increases mucin and antimicrobial peptides production.