Foot pad quality

Foot pad quality is influenced by the status of the litter in the broiler house. Faeces consistency affects litter conditions. For instance, the litter will be less wet when the animals' digestive systems are optimal. Selko offers specific feed additives, designed to reduce the bacterial load in feed and to support the optimal pH in the stomach after feed ingestion.

The prevalence of Gram-negative or Gram-positive bacteria in your feed will define the optimal support program. These categories of bacteria have a different cellular make-up and must be combatted in different ways.

For Gram-negative bacteria, Selko offers Fysal® for addition to poultry feed. Fysal is a synergistic blend of organic acids and their salts, which effectively reduces enterobacteria in compound feeds, with a long-lasting effect. The acids in Fysal are partly buffered, making them less likely to evaporate, which may reduce recontamination of feed and represents a clear benefit compared to other available feed treatments or additives.  [read more]

For Gram-positive bacteria, Selko offers Selacid® Green Growth, a synergistic blend of free and buffered short-chain fatty acids combined with medium-chain fatty acids, highly effective in improving the microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract of animals. Technical performance is enhanced by reducing the stomach pH and supporting the natural first barrier against bacteria in the stomach. A stable microbiota is particularly important under stressful conditions.  [read more]

Protein digestion

To support specific protein digestion, Selko offers additives applied to water or feed, depending on the production system.

Selko®-pH is added to drinking water and is a synergistic blend of free and buffered organic acids, which improve the microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy microbial balance is crucial for optimal feed utilisation and animal performance. Selko-pH reduces the pH of the drinking water, which then reduces the stomach pH more quickly after feed ingestion, thereby aiding digestion. Finally, it helps poultry to maintain a stable intestinal microbiota balance. [read more]

Selacid® is added to feed and is a synergistic blend of free and short-chain fatty acids. Selacid reduces the buffering capacity of the feed, leading to quicker stomach acidification after feed ingestion and may assist to maintain a stable microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract.  [read more]


Intestinal scoring 

Selko offers an intestinal scoring system to determine the intestinal health status of the poultry flock. The system scores samples according to 10 different parameters in the proximal and distal part of the intestine. This analysis provides insight into intestinal health status, enabling more precise advice on product application.

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