These changes also lead to consequences on the intestinal morphology of the piglet: we usually notice a decrease of intestinal villosity height, a reduced activity of digestive enzymes and a degradation of the protective mucus layer. At last, these factors disrupt the commensal gut flora and favors the development of pathogens populations at the origin of diarrheas during the post weaning period. The apparition of diarrheas and other diseases might motivate the use of antibiotics and/or zinc oxide supplementation at pharmacological prescriptions in the feed, often implying high veterinary costs, an increasing of bacteria resistance and environmental issues.
Once, the necessary measures of husbandry management have been set up to limit the risks of digestive troubles emergence (air and water control/feed/welfare/vaccines/density etc.), the use of SeaBiotaTM, a new complementary feed specially formulated for piglets can complete the approach.
Olmix Group launches SeaBiota TM.