7 feed additives to improve poultry gut health

7 feed additives to improve poultry gut health

Certain ingredients can work to make birds healthier

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Gut bacteria ferment simple carbohydrates and produce volatile fatty acids such as acetic, butyric and propionic acid. These acids serve as an energy source for epithelial cells, promoting digestion, and nutrient absorption. To ensure that a bird’s digestive tract functions and develops properly, it is essential to maintain the correct balance of microbial populations in the gut. Once achieved, birds can feed, grow and develop healthily.