Y-Mune and Nutracid Intestim are new, innovative products for poultry and pigs respectively, that support growth and improve feed conversion by modulating the immune system, stimulating villi growth and increasing absorption capacity.
Under normal physiological conditions most nutrients in feed are directed towards growth. The immune system is only moderately active and therefore requires little energy and nutrients.
During infection, the immune system is triggered and consumes more nutrients, which comes at the expense of the zootechnical performances. According to several researchers, the immune response is often more severe than necessary to eliminate the pathogen. This oversensitivity leads to an inflammatory response which is characterized by an overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Those signalling molecules target several tissues in the body which eventually results in a lower feed intake, muscle catabolism and fever.
It is therefore important to control the immune response. Anti-inflammatory molecules help to overcome this. They act by inhibiting the overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines, thereby shifting the major supply of nutrients from the immune system to growth.
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