Wet Droppings in Poultry

  1. Wet droppings or chicken diarrhea are an early warning sign of intestinal distress that can provide a producer an invaluable insight into the overall gut health of their birds.
  2. Wet droppings are a sign that the gut is not able to work at full efficiency and feed conversion and thus profits are not where they could be.
  3. Determining the underlying cause of wet droppings can often be multi-factorial and complicated,
  4. Certain feed ingredients, particularly those high in Non-Starch Polysaccharides (NSP) such as  Maize , Soya , Wheat, Rice Bran and unconventional carbohydrate sources are often associated with incidence of wetter and more viscous excreta as these components trap water and prevent it from being reabsorbed.
  5. For diets high in these feed ingredients, it is common practice to use commercially available NSP-degrading enzyme preparations.
  6. Improved digestion helps in control of wet droppings in layer and broilers.
  7. A combination of amylase , xylanase, protease , mannanase along with Phytase  enzymes working together attack different poorly digestible portions of feed ingredients which increases energy available for growth and egg production.
  8. The addition of these enzymes to the diet in combination typically increases energy available to birds significantly in addition reducing wet litter  .
  9. Since energy is the most expensive nutrient in the diet, the addition of amiylase , xylanase, protease , mannanase and phytase enzymes to poultry diets provides producers the opportunity to reduce feed costs by 200 Rs to 300 Rs for ton of feed according to feed ingredients used.
  10. Actual savings depends on feed ingredient prices with increased savings as feed ingredient prices increase.
  11. The use of feed enzymes in poultry feed allow producers to benefit from advances in enzyme technology in today’s competitive and challenging market.
  12. We can reformulate feeds adjusting 106 k cal / kg in corn diets and 115 k cal in mixed diets  by adding Promaxyl -alpha and can reduce the feed cost while optimising meat and egg production in birds.
  13. In Broilers field trials proved that adding Promaxyl-alpha on top has significant improved FCR points by 5 to 6 based on feed formulation.

Dr V. Rajendra Prasad