Maximise health while limiting antibiotics

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Have you ever heard the words: “Immunity begins in the gut?”. With up to 70% of the immune response centered in the gut, it is no surprise that a lot of emphasis is placed on optimum gut health, maintaining tight junctions, and limiting the negative impact of intestinal inflammation. Inflammation of the gut not only…

Health is wealth part 2: Managing gut health for optimum pig performance

In the March/April issue of Porcus we talked about the importance of gut health for pig performance. This follow-up article will detail some top tips on managing gut health for optimum pig performance. Producers and veterinarians alike are being challenged to reduce antibiotic use in pig production, although we know there will be health challenges…

Preventing inflammation and leaky gut in animals

The gastrointestinal tract is among the largest immune organs in the body, responsible for up to 70% of the animal’s immune response activity. Thus, optimal gut health, including preventing inflammation and leaky gut, is vital to production animal performance. One of the responsibilities of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is to digest and absorb nutrients via…