BANGALORE, INDIA (28 July 2022) – As a way to share knowledge on how gut healthcan impact poultry production, NovusInternational, Inc.,hostedthe first in a series of informational forums titledGut Health Optimization in Poultry in the cities of Kolkata (West Bengal) and Pune (Maharashtra) on 15 and 17June2022 respectively.
Kolkata and Pune areprominent poultry-producingareas in India. Both the markets consist of strongly integrated farming, commercial feed operations, and a mix of layer farms. With increases in demand for broiler meat and eggs,the challenge of getting good quality raw feed materials at a competitive price is increasing. At the same time, maintaining good gut health is an ongoing challenge for poultry producers. There are certain organic acids and essential oil complexes that have become an important tool to improve/optimize bird gut health. Novus hosted these events with an aim toprovide insight on how touse these feed additives and other options to positively impactpoultry gut health.
The Novus Forums received an overwhelming response with over 70 attendeesthat includedintegrators, feed millers, andlayer farmers,along with eminent thought leaders from the poultry industry.
The keynote speaker was Dr.D. Chandrasekaran, a retired professor of animal nutrition at TANUVAS (Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University). Having published more than 75 scientific articles in national and international journals, Chandrasekaranis a renowned poultry expert, nutritionist, and researcher in India and the subcontinent.
Chandrasekaran spoke on how maintaining gut health is the first priority for every nutritionist in the poultry industry. Linked to better immunity, nutrient utilization, improve digestibility and overall performance, the bird’s gut health is the most important factor. He said it’s possible to impact gut health through the usage of nonantibiotic additives, acidifiers, enzymes, and protected organic acid to control many gut pathogens and improve beneficial microbes.
During the event, AnnafePerino, Novus poultry solution manager in Asia, explained how Novus gut health solutions are unique and help poultry producers to maximize their profit by reducing the pathogen load in the intestine. She talked about various research trials conducted to show how Novus products they work in controlling pathogens in the gut and increase beneficial bacteria, highlighting Novus eubiotic solutionsAVIMATRIX® feed supplement and NEXT ENHANCE® 150 feed additive.
“Novus believes in providing our customers solutions with demonstrable value,” Perino said. “With our unique eubiotic solutions for optimizing gut healthand farm profitability, we are strategically well-positioned to serve our customers and increase their profits.”