In this same study, when evaluating the colonization and horizontal contamination by S. enteritidis in the presence of encapsulated sodium butyrate, the researchers realized that, out of the birds orally inoculated with S. enteritidis on day 5, 36% of the control birds were still contaminated at slaughtering, while 4.6% only, out of the group fed sodium butyrate, were contaminated. Research work carried out so far permit to consider that sodium butyrate, alone or combined with propionic acid, provides a promising alternative to antibiotics as growth promoters or even an advanced option combining both â€“ antibiotics and butyrate â€“ as a synergic option to potentiate their benefits and ensure the best possible intestinal health leading to optimal production results and safety in the food chain. There is a consensual thinking that the effect of these acids, once included in compound feed, will strongly depend on their ability to reach the distal parts of the gastro intestinal tract.
The micro encapsulation technology to protect mid chain fatty acid activity is a safe way to meet that challenge. INNOVAD Technical Team Article written in Portuguese by L. Galeazzi March 2011
Novyrate – Optimal solution that supports Gut Integrity