β-Mannans prompt an innate immune response (feed induced immune response – FIIR) which…

This results in...

Increased feed costs

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The no. 1 cost in food animal production is FEED and the most expensive component of feed is ENERGY

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β-Mannans consume of up to 3% of the energy in feed1

Equivalent to up to 90kcal/kg ME in broilers and 63kcal/kg NE in pigs

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To maintain performance, animals need to be fed more to compensate for these losses

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How much are β-Mannans costing you in extra feed?

Reduced faecal scores

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1-5 % higher incidence of several conditions related to intestinal health2

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3.4% higher incidence and severity of pododermatitis/footpad lesions in broilers2

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β-mannans aggravate PWD incidence in pigs3

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Increased susceptibility to infections4,5

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Higher need for antibiotic treatment5,6

Increased environmental costs

locally
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Poor faecal scores decrease litter and air quality in the housing, affecting both the animals and workers

globally
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Increased greenhouse gas production by the animals, as digestion is not optimised

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Increased demand for feed ingredients, to compensate for the energy wasted by β-Mannans

24%

Agriculture is responsible for 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions

40%

Almost 40% of the global crop yield is fed to animals

Which means:


β-Mannans in feed are a problem you can’t afford to ignore.


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