a lot of confusion on the subject of probiotics and many different claims. Most
probiotics are single species of bacteria whereas the competitive exclusion
products such as Aviguard are multiple species designed to colonise the
intestines. Probiotics often do not colonise and have a short life in the bird.
Their role is to help set up the intestinal environment which will encourage a
normal gut bacterial flora to develop. Most probiotics are lactobacillus types
and produce lactic acid.
Why use Biacton+?
Biacton+ is part of our probiotic range. As our understanding of the bird's microbiome develops, we have been working alongside our manufacturers to develop specific bacterial strains and prebiotic additives to enhance and change the gut bacterial population to a more favourable acidogenic state. These can complement the other premixes or be used on their own. Biacton+, produced by ChemVet, is a probiotic additive, where the active part is a special and precisely selected strain of lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus farciminis. The strain is very powerful in the gut, resulting in the composition of the microbiota in an acidogenic direction, and a significant change in the chemical environment of the intestines. Biacton bacteria are best given in the first 10 -14 days of life when the gut flora is developing but it also has a role when there has been stresses, changes in rations and a disrupted intestinal microbiome. Biacton+ is soluble in water, though there is an in feed option.
• Direct inhibition of potential pathogen including Clostridium sp., Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli, etc.
• High production of lactic acid into the intestinal content.
• Stimulation of acid production bacterial already present in the intestinal content.
• Stimulation of the local immune defense in the gastrointestinal tract.
Biacton+ has been developed to be completely and easily soluble in water. Before dissolving in the water/liquid feed, a stock solution must be prepared as this will ensure good final mixing and even dispersal. The stock solution can be added directly into the header tank or via an automatic dosage unit. Ensure Biacton+ is available at the drinking points. A fresh stock solution must be prepared every day. Biacton+ can be used constantly in poultry units resulting in better growth rates, feed utilisation and gut bacteriology. During periods of digestive or intestinal disorders, Biacton+ will support good gut function. In these situations, it is recommended to double the routine usage. Maintain this usage level to avoid relapse and until normal functions are restored. Water or liquid feed with Biacton+ is licensed for use in broilers, laying hens and turkeys.
34g per 1000 litres