Feed & Additive Magazine Issue 35 December 2023

ARTICLE 70 FEED & ADDITIVE MAGAZINE December 2023 “Introducing an extraordinary innovation harnessing the potential of phytogenics, phycogenics, and organic acids, fortified with a dual encapsulation structure. This state-of-the-art solution combines safety and efficacy in the endeavor to mitigate Salmonella in poultry farms. The dual encapsulation design ensures that the active constituents are only released upon reaching the bird's intestines, guaranteeing maximum impact.” TRANSFORMING POULTRY PRODUCTION: Exclusive innovation for Salmonella Control Dr Stéphanie Ladirat R&D Director NUQO Salmonella, a bacterial infection that poses a threat to both humans and animals, is a significant worry in broiler chicken production. The presence of Salmonella can lead to food contamination and the potential for foodborne diseases. As a result, it is essential to implement robust biosecurity procedures to thwart Salmonella contamination. Emerging technologies provide promising approaches to preventing Salmonella by focusing on the pathogen within the digestive systems of the birds. By combining rigorous biosecurity protocols with the application of effective feed additives, broiler producers can guarantee the production of safe, high-quality broilers while concurrently lowering the risk of Salmonella infection. A DOUBLE-ENCAPSULATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SPECIFIC PATHOGENS Recently, a biotech company developed a new technology, based on an exclusive formulation and a new double encapsulation approach (NUQO©SAFE). The company worked on one advanced concept: a double micro-encapsulation with one layer made of phytogenics and phycogenics (active molecules from plants and algae) and one inner core containing multiple organic acids. The new product enables an accurate and precise controlled released of ingredients in the gut; active compounds are released specifically between the duodenum up to the colon, with a sequenced release of the different ingredients, so that every compound gets released on spot to enhance digestive functions and control gut microflora. HIGH EFFICACY IN REDUCING SALMONELLA COLONIZATION Multiple trials have confirmed a positive effect. One recent trial was performed at Ridgeway Research in UK. Ross 308 female day-old chicks were brought into the facility on day 0, weighted and randomly allocated to different treatments. At day 14, all chicks were inoculated with 0,1 ml containing 1 x 108 CFU of Salmonella enteritidis suspension. The animals were separated in 2 groups: One control group (NC) and one group fed with this new technology (NQ) at 400 g/t.

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