POULTRY ACID FL PLUS
The main use of Poultry Acid FL Plus is in Poultry feed, but it is also applicable for other animal species.
The dysbacteriosis complex can be defined as the presence of a qualitatively and/or quantitatively abnormal flora in the small intestine, causing disorder and malabsorption. After 21 days of age this can be associated with wet faeces and a reduction in feed intake & presence of gas and fluids in the intestinal lumen. Bacterial enteritis increased since the removal of antibiotic growth promoters.
Proximal intestine of normal birds has very low levels of bacteria, whereas birds affected with dysbacteriosis have substantially higher bacterial numbers. Clostridium spp have been shown to contribute to this overgrowth.
Clostridium perfringens is taken up from the environment such as contaminated feed, water or any part of the broiler production plant and environment. Clostridium Perfringens most of the time is a common inhabitant of the chickens intestinal tract, with no apparent impact on the host. In healthy chickens, these bacteria normally live harmlessly in the lower gut, and are found in the caeca and lower large intestines.
Clostridium Perfringens exponential growth is triggered by the damage of intestinal mucosa, alternation of normal gut flora, an abnormal pH in the gastriointestinal tract, or immune suppression.
The health status of the animal has a clear effect on its performance. The understanding of the gastrointestinal anatomy, physiology and function is critical for achieving optimum nutritional efficiency. The interaction between the physical and chemical environment within the intestinal lumen and the bacterial population is very influential on the enteric health of the animal. Maintenance of a good symbiotic relationship between the host animal and its intestinal micro-flora is recognized as a critical component in the development of good nutritional strategies. Since the intestinal tract in the animal contains a lot of defence mechanisms against the establishment of a pathogenic flora, it is of the utmost importance to maintain health and functionality of the gut through nutritional means. The gastro intestinal flora in poultry represents a complex ecosystem comprised of many different species of bacteria. The more varied the existing flora, the more stable the system is. The micro flora builds a microbial barrier in the gut which protects the mucosa and prevents the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria (competitive inhibition). The positive bacteria include bifido bacteria and lacto bacilli which produce lactic acid and help sustain a low pH.
MODE OF ACTION OF POULTRY ACID FL PLUS
Poultry Acid FL Plus is a dry synergistic powder mixture of Formic and Lactic Acid, based on Calcium Citrate technology, enriched with Lauric Acid. The application of Poultry Acid FL Plus leads to reduction of bacteria adhesion through gene expression modification, enhanced gut intergity & efficiency and an optimised production of beneficial bacteria including bifido bacteria and lactobacilli. By stabilising the natural intestinal flora, colonisation with pathogenic bacteria can be counteracted. The maintenance of a correctly functioning digestive system represents a reduction of stress for the animal. The stabilisation of the physiological digestive condition improves the resorption of nutrients and the feed conversion rate of the animal. Poultry Acid FL Plus is active in both the crop, gizzard and the small intestine.
Trials with Poultry Acid FL Plus in broilers have shown significant improvements in both feed intake, daily growth and feed conversion. In vitro trials have shown a reduction of Clostridium up to 90% at a dosage of 0.4%.