Porcestin is a feed ingredient for piglets. Using porcestin reduces bacterial pressure and the technical performance of the piglets improves significantly (daily growth and feed conversion ratio).
Porcestin, our concept for weaned piglets, is a feed ingredient based on the new generation of fatty acids. This innovative product combines different esterified medium-chain fatty acids to support and improve the intestinal flora and gut health in pigs. Gut wall damage induced by infections with gram-negative gastrointestinal bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and SalmonellaTyphimurium, can be limited by the flora stabilizing effects from fatty acids like lactic acid and butyric acid.
Moreover, butyric acid acts as a fast energy source for the gut wall delineating epithelium. As such, lesions in the intestinal wall will heal faster and intestinal cells will demonstrate improved nutrient uptake, especially in suboptimal conditions. Moreover, Porcestinreduces the mortality rate caused by Streptococcus suisinfection. As a result, at a high infection pressure, technical parameters such as growth and feed conversion rate will improve, making Porcestinuseful as antibiotic alternative or in reducing the applied antibiotics dosage and number of treatment days due to its synergistic effect.
Porcestindemonstrated a significant positive effect on the porcine gut health in challenge and field trials, executed in several European countries, resulting into more equal litters. In addition, ear-tip necrosis, often a sign of compromised health, can be reduced by the application of a combination of mono- and triglycerides of butyric and lauric acid.
Porcestin, a free-flowing powder, has unique product properties with no aberrant smell or taste.