While medical treatment is necessary when certain diseases arise, preventing them not only boosts animal welfare, but also helps ensure financial viability of monogastric operations. Rising consumer demand for high quality protein from animals reared without the use of antibiotics, the changing regulatory landscape dictating producers to abandon long-standing treatments, such as the European ban on use of zinc oxide to mitigate post-weaning diarrhoea - all present an opportunity to future-proof your operations by turning to nature-inspired solutions with embedded scientific rigour.
“I have always been interested in solutions that are suitable for replacing drugs. I came across Mootral through the recommendation of other, larger pig farms. I started using their product to eliminate daytime diarrhoea, and as a result, its occurrence practically stopped on the farm.”
Working with producers to eradicate AMR
The World Health Organization counts antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among the top 10 global public health threats to humanity. Since a large proportion of the world’s antibiotics consumption occurs in animal rearing, Mootral believes that providing producers with natural products to help boost animal immune response to a host of diseases that may occur on the farm is fundamental to our ability to slow down and eradicate AMR.
The immune system of a broiler chicken does not mature until around day 30, demanding early intervention to give them the best start in life.
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 2021
Pig herds with higher productive efficiency not only have lower feed conversion rate, but also produce less global warming, acidification and eutrophication.
While preventative use of antibiotics is declining in some parts of the world due to regulation and growing consumer demand for antibiotic-free foods, producers need solutions that can render any such preventative use obsolete.
Our Xaloo™ range mimics plants’ natural defence mechanisms to protect the gut integrity of monogastrics and boost their immune response. Find out how we can help your animals reach their full potential.