Optivite: Energy Value Assigned to Salgard

UK - It is well documented that enterobacteria such as E.coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter cause serious problems in todays livestock production systems. The pressure on the use of antibiotics in feed has lead to many being banned and the use of certain other key compounds being questioned by the medical profession.
calendar icon 23 November 2012
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It is down to us as key stakeholders in the feed/food chain to do all we can to ensure food is produced in a safe, cost effective welfare friendly way.

Optivite has been involved in providing solutions for controlling enterobacteria for many years. This started with the development of Salgard around the time of the Salmonella crisis in the layer industry. Salgard is now a well proven powerful antimicrobial for use in feeds and feed ingredients for all species. Intensive research and development has lead to us being able to assign an energy value to Salgard allowing the cost of inclusion to be reduced or even negated.

Further development has lead to the Genex family of products for sows, growing pigs and growing poultry. The synergistic combination of volatile fatty acids, natural oils and plant extracts allows the feed industry to include a proven antimicrobial solution in their feeds.

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