Anne Oberdorf

2 minutes | 4. June 2020
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What about…gut?

By 2022, the use of pharmacological levels of zinc in pig feed in the European Union will be banned...

It is clear that the demand for alternative feed additives to support performance and intestinal resilience in monogastric animals will further increase. We expect phytogenic solutions to play a key role

Discover how to support monogastrics with phytogenic feed additives © Delacon

Three years ago, the first Delacon dossier on gut health was published, entitled “Intestinal health in poultry: Current challenges and future solutions”.

We are now pleased to present to you our second dossier, with updated information concerning the gut in pigs and poultry.

In this dossier we also present Delacon’s phytogenic solutions for maintaining intestinal resilience in monogastric animals.


Since the European Union implemented the ban on the prophylactic use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals in 2006, it has spread worldwide.

Although the therapeutic use of antibiotics is still accepted to ensure animal welfare, the choice of antibiotics is limited to those that aren’t used for human application to avoid potential development of antibiotic resistance in humans.


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Due to their antibiotic effects…

… also the use of ionophorous anticoccidials in some regions is limited by legislation, or as part of branding (e.g. No Antibiotics Ever), while in most countries they are not (yet) mentioned.

Accompanying this trend, consumers demand the use of natural products instead of relying on chemicals to improve the robustness of livestock in a more sustainable way. Discover how to support your animals naturally with phytogenics in our latest Dossier.


Did you know?

Surveys undertaken by Delacon among millennials in different regions in the world indicate that the use of phytogenics in animal nutrition would positively influence their choices of animal protein.