Elisabeth Rohrer

2 minutes | 12. May 2020
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What about…Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health?

The use of feed additives plays an important role to support the gastrointestinal health in monogastric animals.

However, information concerning their Impact on the nutrient availability of the different feed matrices is of great importance in order to formulate diets that cover the animals’ requirements.

What about gut?

Read more about the “Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health” in the Dossier article of Dr. Karl Schedle, Scientist, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Feed additives are products used in animal nutrition in order to improve the following: the quality of feed, the quality of food of animal origin, or the animals’ performance and health.

In total, they show great potential to improve the nutritional value of feedstuffs and to support the intestinal health of the animal.


Phytogenic feed additives are plant-derived products used in animal feeding to improve the performance of livestock

Windisch et al., 2008

This class of feed additives has recently gained interest, especially for use in monogastrics. Nevertheless, exact knowledge of the mode of action is a prerequisite for the successful application of feed additives in animal nutrition.

Did you know?

Additives are classified into the following categories according to (EC) No 1831/2003: Technological additives, Sensory additives, Nutritional additives, Zootechnical additives, and Coccidiostats and histomonostats. 

Could we also gain your interest in phytogenic feed additives? Then please have a look at our latest dossier, where you can find various insights on intestinal health in monogastric animals.