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Prevent and Manage Digestive Disorders in Poultry Logo Feedia

The technical and economic optimisation of the poultry sectors involves the structural and functional management of the digestive tract. Management of this digestive tract is an important element of competitiveness. Its proper functioning is based on a dynamic balance between epithelial cells, the immune system and flora present in this environment. 

The production environment impacts how the digestive tract functions: health pressure, increased productivity (in tonnes), poor farm management (e.g. insufficient moisture extraction). These imbalances are observed in the field, especially with the appearance of intestinal droppings full of water and undigested particles and foamy yellow caecal droppings (fermentation). A trial conducted in turkeys at the Saint Symphorien research station shows that a degraded environment and impaired feed intake (density, sources of poorly digestible raw materials, etc.) influence the bacterial profile and its diversity in the ileum

Impact of the challenged conditions and Avidry® conditions on intestinal microbiota diversity in the ileum

To prevent and manage these digestive disorders : three-pronged approach

First, on-farm risk factors are determined using the Wefeed tool available on PC or tablet. Thus, based on observations, measurements and questions proposed by the tool, the technician and the farmer can together identify the levers and areas for improvement on the farm: early extraction of water, litter type and temperature, water quality, disinfection, etc.

The second part is based on nutritional strategies specific to each species. Sources of protein (secondary oil cakes), energy/protein balance according to the physiological stages, mineral and super phytase dosing intakes, feed grinding and presentation are all levers for managing water consumption and the proper functioning of the digestive tract.

Last, functional ingredient intake (plant extracts) through the Avidry solution improves the functional integrity of the digestive tube (digestive capacity), to limit intestinal epithelium inflammation and to maintain the bacterial flora diversity (graph 1). Numerous field trials and measurements reflect these effects, in particular by significantly decreasing pododermatitis, the use of antibiotics and by improving the technical results (weight, index, etc.).

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