For years the focus of broiler genetics has been on improving weight gain, feed conversion, carcass yield,… These improvements have put tremendous stress on the health of the animals with an increase in the incidence of metabolic disorders. Therefore bird health and more particularly gut health plays a significant role in cost effective broiler meat production.
As from day old poultry is grown under well controlled to less controlled environmental and biosecurity conditions. They are continuously exposed to microorganisms: non-pathogenic types but also pathogenic. This can be via direct contact with other poultry, equipment or people, via feed, water or litter or via air.
Stringent biosecurity and vaccination programs contribute to control and minimize contamination risk. Additionally functional feed ingredients such as Aromabiotic® Poultry can contribute to improve the general health condition of the animals. General health condition being one of the key-elements in obtaining good performances.
Main benefits of
- Improving breast quality
- Improving feed conversion
- Enlarged antimicrobial activity