Art of feed acidification for best gut health

Use of acidifiers in poultry diet are very common practice now a days. Acidifiers are proven its importance as alternative antibiotic growth promotor( AGP) which may partially or fully replace AGP depending upon purpose. However, over the years designing of proper feed acidifier to get optimal result becoming an art.Therefore, use of proper combination of organic and inorganic acids along with value added ingredients like saponin which works as anti- ammonia compound could be perfect acidifier as a part of gut hygiene as well as feed hygiene.

 The acidifiers could be used to favourably manipulate the intestinal microbial populations and improve the immune response, hence perform an activity similar to antibiotics in food animals in countering pathogenic bacteria.It has been observed increased feed intake, growth, carcass yield. Acetic acid and lactic acid enhance body weight in birds. Acidifiers also improve the digestibility of nutrients and increase the absorption of minerals. The utilization of acidifiers also promotes economic benefits of higher feed efficiency, improved daily gain leading to reduction in feed costs.

To overcome problem of antibiotic residue in poultry meat and to improve feed performance GLOCREST launched unique combination of acidifier, mould inhibitor,and antifungal feed additive Feedocid. It contains blend of organic acid, inorganic acids, saponin- allicin, Shatavari and Thymol. Feedocid contains –

Fumaric Acid – Improves digestibility of nutrients, improved growth, immune response, anti-oxidantstatus, digestive enzyme, intestinal health.

Benzoic Acid – Lowering no of Pathogenic bacteria, campylobacter,
E. coli, Listeria monocytogens and salmonella.

Formic Acid – It is added to limit /Prevent growth of salmonella sp. and food borne bacteria and GIT.

Lactic Acid – Positive influence on performance of broilers improving body weight and feed conversion ratio.

Malic Acid – Improves microbial safety regards to campylobacter.

Propionic Acid- is fungicide and bactericide -control fungi and bacteria stored in grains, poultry litter, drinking water for poultry.

Feedocid helps maintaining beneficial microflora in digestive tract by antagonistic activity and competitive exclusion. Feedocid produces several bactericidal substances that kill disease producing organism. It also makes gut acidic so useful bacteria like lactobacillus get attached to intestinal villi and prevent attachment of harmful bacteria e.g., E. coli and salmonella. Feedocid used to favourable manipulate intestinal microbial population and immune response. It performs activity similar to antibiotic in countering pathogenic bacteria -along with blend of organic acid, inorganic acids, allicin, Shatavari,and saponin- Thymol. Their apparent actions include improved feed hygiene, lowering of gastric pH and inhibition of pathogens without affecting the beneficial bacteria, stimulation of pancreatic secretions and energy source during intermediary metabolism, enhanced nutrient digestibility, improved growth performance and immunity. Inclusion of citric acid in at the level resulted a better productive performance and higher profits in broiler chickens. Citric acid used in  to promote growth by acidifying the gastrointestinal contents, improving nutrient digestibility, and reducing pathogen loads.

Role of Thymol in Feedocid : – It acts as Anti-bloating agent. These properties may be attributed to thymol’s capability to work as antispasmodic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory agent by suppressing harmful compounds/free radicals from interacting with cellular biological compounds, ability to alter the gut microbiota, and increasing digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients. It reduces concentration of ammonia in excreta and litter. Thymol -effective antioxidant for extending broiler meat quality during storage.  

Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari )increases the appetite and stimulates the liver. It is concluded that 1% Shatavari inclusion in feed can act as efficient and effective growth promoter for broilers.The root is used to prepare medicine.

Allicin is a defence molecule from garlic (Allium sativum L.) with a broad range of biological activities. The antimicrobial properties of Garlic have been observed when it has been used for centuries in many countries to control infectious diseases. It has been documented that garlic is effective against many bacteria that include: Escherichia coli (E. Coli), Salmonella, Clostridium, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas, Proteus, Klebsiella, Micrococcus, and Bacillus subtilis. Garlic supplementing chickens had an improved effect on humoral immune responses to the Newcastle disease virus.

current state of knowledge on the use of garlic in relation to their impact on growth performance, product quality, immune modulation, and feed conversion efficiency as effective poultry feed additives.

Conclusion: -Feed with perfect blend of organic and inorganic acid with saponin like allicin -Thymol is right choice maintain gut health- feed hygiene and alteration AGP.

Dose of Feedocid – 1 to 2 kg per ton of feed.

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