Formulating diets to support intestinal health in birds
Many factors affect gut health, and subsequent performance, in poultry.
Feed quality, farm management and genetics can influence the gut microbiota in birds; strategies for optimal poultry gut health functioning thus are likely to be multi-factorial.
Following on from our previous forum on this topic in March 2017, we again ask the experts for their latest insights into the effect of feed ingredients on gut health in birds.
We will ask our panel about the mode of action of certain feed additives and why they may be effective in ensuring healthy broiler or layer development in the post-antibiotics era.