Danisco Animal Nutrition Rolls out Direct Fed Microbial

UK - Danisco Animal Nutrition, a subsidiary of Dupont™, has launched Enviva® PRO, a multi-strain direct fed microbial (DFM) designed to provide improved economic return from poultry diets by supporting natural gut balance and improving nutrient absorption.
calendar icon 25 April 2013
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Enviva PRO is already available in the US and South Africa, and will shortly be available in other geographies, as regulatory approvals permit.

It can be introduced in the first few days post hatch to make the gut less conducive to colonization by coliforms and other micro-organisms that may have a negative impact on gut performance.

It also encourages a better house environment to reduce the risk of contamination. Comprising a blend of three Bacillus subtilis strains and developed after many years of sampling commercial flocks around the world, it has consistently shown a high return on investment in economic trials, specifically improving Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) by an average of eight points (4.6 per cent) in broilers and increasing body weight gain by 4.5 per cent on average.

The heat resistant nature of the Bacillus subtilis spores used also ensures that it is stable up to 95 degrees Celsius (203 degrees Fahrenheit) in pelleted diets. In addition, it can be used in antibiotic-free diets or in conjunction with antibiotic use.

Nick Hewens, Head of Marketing at Danisco Animal Nutrition commented: "We have gathered considerable academic and commercial evidence to demonstrate the economic benefits of the introduction of Enviva PRO early when the broiler gut environment is sterile. These benefits also extend to reduced contamination towards the end of the poultry lifecycle.”

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