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Reduce enteritis and support gut health without antibiotics…

In an industry where the use of anti-biotics is being discouraged and reduced, producers have to look at alternative strategies to control disease on farm. DeviGuard™ is an encapsulated blend of fatty acids, nutrients associated with supporting early gut development and as a result, improved immunity.

Trial on the effect of DeviGuard™ on PCV  

Research was carried out to investigate the effect of DeviGuard™ upon PCV. Pigs with PMWS were fed DeviGuard™, and later treated with a vaccine. The effect on mortality and weight at stage 1 and 2 are shown below:

 

     Pre-PCV

     Post-PCV

PCV +     DeviGuard™

  PCV + DeviGuard™ +   vaccine

Mortality (%)

1.31

5.61

1.88

0.88

Stage 1 weight (kg)

20.03

17.75

21.68

22.40

Stage 2 weight (kg)

40.47

36.49

42.71

45.44

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Healthy, established villi maximise         Stunted, undeveloped villi result in    

  surface area for nutrient absorption        nutrients not being absorbed and being                                                                                            excreted  

Meta-analysis on DeviGuard™ performance  

During the lifetime of DeviGuard, Devenish have conducted a significant amount of trials across the UK, Ireland, continental Europe and the US. In total 19,037 pig’s have been trialled (9,731 on a control diet and 9,306 on DeviGuard™).  

A meta-analysis of the results has shown that DeviGuard can deliver a range of lifetime performance improvements, arguably as the animal has been less susceptible to challenge and the villi have been developed, providing more surface area for the uptake of nutrients. These benefits have included:

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Jessica Griffin

Jessica Griffin

Marketing Assisstant, Devenish Nutrition Ltd.

Devenish develop a range on innovative nutrition solutions for the feed industry, the food industry and for human health. Through a network of research facilities, our solutions are science based, to deliver improvements in performance, profitability and the sustainable production of milk, meat and eggs.

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