Different commercial protected butyrate products liberate butyrate in different parts of the digestive tract. This has an important impact on their functionality. The efficacy and performance of Adimix Precision has been confirmed in many trials and clearly shows its premium position in the market.
Butyrate is a molecule with high potential for farm animals and thus part of the nutritional toolbox to help producers cope with challenges, ranging from tight margins to antibiotic reduction and complying with food safety measures.
Like with any feed additive and with the current high feed prices, you want to make sure that the product does what it is supposed to do. Adimix Precision is a precision delivery coated butyrate salt, developed by Adisseo and produced in the company’s own facilities. It is based on many years of expertise and knowledge on butyrate production. Because of its high target release capacity, this protected butyrate brings the most value for money for poultry and pig producers. This is reflected in:
Adisseo has performed a large number of trials to confirm the results of Adimix Precision related to zootechnical performance and food safety issues. Here we discuss a few of the major effects shown in poultry and pigs.
Young animal nutrition is key. Adding protected butyrate to the starter diet (day 0-14) increases bird performance. Adimix Precision showed:
In a meta-analysis of 62 trials, protected and unprotected butyrate were compared under challenging conditions. In broilers, Adimix Precision showed:
In a trial with 1,440 broilers, protected butyrate was compared with antibiotic growth promoters during an E. coli challenge. At day 42, Adimix Precision showed:
Can we reduce performance losses when soybean meal is exchanged by rapeseed meal (RPM)? Adding Adimix Precision to a RPM diet showed:
In a trial with 50 one-day old chicks, the effect on protected butyrate was evaluated on Salmonella enteritidis shedding after inoculation of the bacteria, compared to adding no butyrate to the diet. Adimix Precision showed:
Follow up trials confirmed that coated butyrate induces a beneficial shift in hindgut microbiota composition, compared to unprotected butyrate or no butyrate at all. Adimix Precision showed:
In two trials, it was further investigated whether caecal Campylobacter colonisation can be reduced in broilers using coated butyrate at different inclusion levels. Adimix Precision showed:
In a trial with 800 birds, the zootechnical and intestinal health promoting effects of coated butyrate was evaluated during a subclinical (without mortality) necrotic enteritis (NE) model with Clostridium perfringens. Compared to unsupplemented group, Adimix Precision showed:
The sow’s diet is of utmost importance, as she needs enough nutrients for maintenance, milk production and piglet growth. A trial looked at the effect of adding protected butyrate or unprotected butyrate to the sow diet. Adimix Precision showed:
A trial with 300 high-health grower pigs looked at the effect of protected butyrate on performance and carcass characteristics in grower and finisher pigs. Pigs received either a diet with an antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) or not. Adimix Precision showed:
A meta-analysis of 52 trials evaluated the effect of protected and unprotected butyrate under, both standard and challenging, conditions. Adimix Precision showed:
In a trial with pigs from different ages, the effect on protected butyrate was evaluated on Salmonella, and in particular the Sample-to-Positive (S/P) ratio. Adimix Precision showed:
To prevent the spread of PEDv, the virus that causes porcine epidemic diarrhoea, a trial was set up to evaluate the effect of protected butyrate on piglets and sows that were infected with the virus. Compared to no butyrate supplementation, Adimix Precision showed:
Can protected butyrate further increase the post weaning performance of piglets that receive a diet with organic acids? A trial with 383 Duroc piglets showed that Adimix Precision:
Pig and poultry producers are continuously seeking to improve performance and use less medication, while they also face increasing pressure to increase food safety measures and deal with tight margins. Different commercial butyrate products are available on the market to help producers with these challenges. However, the value for money can be quite different between them. Adimix Precision is the result of Adisseo’s expertise on butyrate production and years of fine-tuning of the production process and a large number of trials.
This protected form of butyrate is released along the whole digestive tract, and especially in the hind gut, for it to express its full potential. Using Adimix Precision helps to gain control over animal performance, young animal development, gut health and bacterial colonisation. All of this has positive effects on animal health, farm profitability, margins, dependence on antibiotics and food safety.