Danisco Animal Nutrition & Health has launched its new animal nutrition solution Axtra® PRIME. The company explains how the new feed solution improves nutrient digestion for enhanced piglet performance.
Danisco Animal Nutrition & Health, a business unit of IFF, announced the launch of Axtra® PRIME, an optimized enzyme blend designed to address key challenges in piglet production. According to the company statement this highly effective feed solution, now available in the US, improves nutrient digestion, enhances gut health, and delivers measurable performance results.
Targeted nutrition from an early age is essential for successful swine production, but several issues can disrupt feed strategies and adversely affect performance during this critical time. Stress during weaning can reduce feed intake and increase susceptibility to diarrhea. At the same time, diet changes and the use of cheaper ingredients often introduce more variability and higher fiber into the diet. This can negatively impact nutrient digestibility and animal performance.
“Axtra® PRIME is specifically formulated to mitigate these risks by targeting key digestibility challenges,” said Madhukar Kulkarni, global segment manager, swine, Danisco Animal Nutrition & Health, IFF. “By improving nutrient digestion and feed utilization, it helps to create a favourable nutribiotic state in the gut of the piglet, thereby minimizing susceptibility to disturbances in the gut and maximizing overall performance.”
Axtra® PRIME ‒ a combination of xylanase, beta-glucanase, alpha-amylase, and protease enzymes – has been shown to consistently support healthier and faster piglet growth across different diet types. A growing number of studies1-2 highlight the significant potential benefits of supplementing various feed formulations with this optimized enzyme blend – both in terms of piglet growth performance and producers’ profitability.
1Ester Vinyeta and others (2023). The effect of a multi-enzyme containing xylanase, β-glucanase, protease and amylase added to a high-fiber corn-based complex diet containing by-products, in comparison to a conventional commercial diet, on the growth performance of weaned pigs.
2Ester Vinyeta and others (2023). The effect of a multi-enzyme containing xylanase, β-glucanase, protease and amylase added to a high-fiber wheat-barley-rye based diet containing by-products, on the growth performance of weaned pigs.