HP FiberStart is a concept of enzymatically co-processed raw materials to a functional ingredient rich in digestible protein and inert and fermentable fibers.
The purpose is to stimulate weaning piglets in multiple ways to ease the transition at weaning.
HP FiberStart is enzymatically co-processed protein and fiber raw materials used in nursery diets where alternatives to therapeutic use of zinc oxide is needed.
- Combination of inert and fermentable fiber components
- Rich in digestible protein
- Low content of anti-nutritional factors
- Feces consistency is more firm
- 19% higher butyric acid production
- Better hindgut fermentation and organic acids production
Recommended inclusion rate
- Phase I (6 – 9kg) 10%
- Phase II (9 – 15kg) 7%
- Phase III (15 – 30kg) 3%
Butyric acid increases by 19% in nursery piglets and remains higher through day 36 post weaning when HP FiberStart is fed
Gut maturation and safe transition during weaning are multifactorial of which butyric acid present in the gut as one of the most important ones. Butyric acid has multiple beneficial effects on vital intestinal function as energy source for enterocytes to stimulate villi development, gut epithelial integrity and anti-inflammatory function - all desirable outcomes needed to alleviate the transition during weaning.
Adding fiber to piglet diets results in higher production of organic acids, however the right combination of fiber fractions that ends up in the desired gut compartment is a prerequisite for stimulating beneficial bacteria and production of butyric acid to get full profit of the many stimulating benefits of butyric acid in young piglets. This can be achieved by using HP FiberStart in the nursery diet.
HP FiberStart results in same high growth performance as when using zinc oxide at pharmaceutical level
Nursery pigs performance is the same when using HP FiberStart as therapeutic treatment with zinc oxide in diets containing 18% crude protein. The benefit of using HP FiberStart during pre-weaning holds through phase three. The statistical power of our trials, with a great magnitude in terms of number of piglets and replicates, secure that the measured differences in ADG between treatments are correct. Statistical power = 89% and expresses the sensitivity of a test. As power increases, the likelihood of getting false negative test results decreases.
HP FiberStart increases feed intake over zinc oxide the first critical week post weaning of piglets.
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