Improve sow & piglet performance with FRA Gut Balance

Piglet performance can be improved with clever use of feed additives. Results indicate that piglet health is positively influenced by enhancing sow diets with FRA Glycerides.

Production efficiency is influenced by many factors like farm management, genetics and nutrition. Farmers are constantly searching for opportunities to improve the performance of their sows and piglets. One of these opportunities is to include specific feed additives to sow diets, with the aim to support sow health and improve milk production. After birth, most piglets are depending on their mothers’ milk. For these piglets, it is crucial that sows produce enough milk and that the milk is of high quality. Piglets with higher body weight at weaning are usually healthier and this benefits not only the animal but will also bring added value for the farmer.

Broad-spectrum antibacterial effect

Research has shown that specific chain lengths of fatty acid glycerides have surprisingly selective antibacterial effects. In general, glycerides of short chain fatty acids are highly effective against Gram-negative bacteria, while glycerides of medium chain fatty acids are more effective against Gram-positive bacteria such as Streptococcus suis. Depending on the bacterial challenge, FRA offers a solution to target specific pathogens. For instance, when a broad-spectrum antibacterial effect is required, FRA Gut Balance is the key to overcome bacterial challenges from both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.

Trials show that piglets from sows receiving FRA Gut Balance are less prone to become infected. Consequently, they are stronger and have a better health status. Reproduction sows as well as new-born piglets may benefit from FRA Gut Balance, resulting in increased body weight and better overall performance.

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