SCHAUMASAN PREMIUM binds toxins and stabilises performance
In addition to numerous pathogens, both mycotoxins and endotoxins can profoundly impair the health of pigs and their performance as a result. Among the many well-known mycotoxins, DON (deoxynivalenol), ZEA (zearalenone) and T2/HT2 toxins are the most significant for German farms.
Often, exposure to mycotoxins is not explicitly recognised from a clinical point of view, since ingestion in small amounts over a longer period does not generally lead to the development of typical symptoms. The animals tend to exhibit a more general illness including inferior performance and variances in growth among the group. Various mycotoxins have an intensified effect, such that a significant performance impairment can be observed on farms even when the levels are minimal.
Feed analyses – An important component
Since mycotoxins already start to form on the field, targeted analyses can be used to generate a decent estimation of the pressure within various batches of cereal and maize. Due to extreme dryness, mycotoxins can also be proven to occur in dried sugar beet pulp. If the mycotoxin levels in feed materials are known, a good estimation of the overall situation can be made. By formulating feed blends accordingly, pressure from mycotoxins can be reduced.
Endotoxins put strain on animals
Whereas mycotoxins find their way into the animal via their feed, endotoxins originate directly within the gut. They are an integral part of the outer cell walls of bacteria and are released when bacteria cells die off. Defective intestinal flora and high levels of strain on the body (e.g. during birth) can lead to increased numbers of bacteria dying off, thus producing more endotoxins. This damages the intestinal mucosa and puts strain on the immune system as well as the entire metabolism of the sow (see Fig. 1).
SCHAUMASAN PREMIUM provides relief for animals
This is where SCHAUMASAN PREMIUM comes in. Synergetic effects are harnessed through the selection of various components to bind mycotoxins. Furthermore, the animal’s metabolism is alleviated through the application of various antioxidants that reduce the number of free radicals (see Fig. 2). This process prevents the intestinal mucosa from being damaged and otherwise supports their restoration.