The path of Non-Antibiotic Growth Promoters
Understanding basic physiological and biological characteristics of the digestive system nowadays, is a base of modern nutrition of livestock. Gastrointestinal tract proposes the most important task: the nutritional absorption; and therefore its mucosa must be managed to remain undisturbed. Only a healthy intestinal tract can ensure optimal absorption, which is the main gate to the genetical capacity of a growing animal. Focusing on this one essential fact, and delivering right nutritional tools, will make our path to non-antibiotic growth enhancement, easier and smoother.
Prebiotics are defined as non-digestible or partially digestible food ingredients that beneficially stimulate the growth or activity of the beneficial flora. Food ingredients to be classified as prebiotic must have characteristics such as neither to be hydrolyzed nor absorbed in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. A good example would be, MOS (Mannanoligosaccharides) which is derived from the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall. Literature shows that bacteria with fimbriae of mannose affinity, such as Escherichia coli or Salmonella spp., will readily attach MOS, and this will avoid them to attach the intestinal mucosa, preventing them to colonize and multiply. This will lead to an increased villi length, and healthy mucosa, with a better resorption surface; and more goblet cells along the gastrointestinal channel.
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Industry acronyms and terminology
Animal rearing industry is very fast passed, with the new trends, regulations, management, and scientific developments coming up every day it’s not always easy to keep up with the terminology and/or acronyms.
Especially when working on global levels, what may sound familiar to some may not be so clear to others.
Having this in mind we thought that it would be a good idea to start our posts by clarifying the meaning of some of the most commonly used words/names.
That will also help for a full understanding of the articles we will continuously publish.
Welcome to our lessantibiotics.com website and to the Technical Articles page.
We as XVET will make our best to fill this space with insightful content regarding Antimictobial resistance and Non Antibiotic Growth promoter approach.
Starting with the first episode of our Industry Insights – a series of videos introducing our ideology for the Animal Health Industry – Mr. Burak Ruperez, Head of Technical and Sales deparment, explains Antimicrobial resistance and presents XVETs’ plan of action.