Ecopiglet is a mineral dietary supplement to promote digestive welfare in piglets
Digestive disorders are frequent after birth and during transitory feeding periods, particularly weaning. These can trigger dehydration and the development of pathogens in the intestine, which rapidly compromise the integrity of the gut wall. The development of intestinal villi is significantly impacted, reducing the absorption of nutrients and undermining the benefits of feed.
Intestinal integrity of piglets
The algae extract selected for its marine sulphated polysaccharides stimulates the secretion of mucins in the protective layer of intestinal mucous, boosting the gut’s natural defences. Micronized clays help protect the gut wall mechanically. Clinoptilolite traps ammonia ions to delay the development of intestinal villi.
Heavier weight at weaning
Reduced frequency and severity of digestive disorders
Less use of antibiotics and lower veterinary costs
• Ecopiglet protects the intestinal villi.
• Ecopiglet retains water in the digestive system.
• Ecopiglet is rich in trace elements.
Ecopiglet is designed for use from the fifth day of life until weaning to promote feeding. It can also be distributed as a liquid in troughs by adding water.
The Breizh Algae Tour 2016 took place in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) from 13-17 November, 2016. This year's Olmix Group's annual meeting shed light on the more and more important topic of the healthy food chain and the Olmix Group's current programmes to grow plants, raise animals and process food without pesticides, antibiotics and chemical additives.
Mustapha Berri from INRA Nouzilly gave a speech entitled “Sulfated polysaccharides-rich extract of Ulva armoricana green algae exhibits an antimicrobial activity and stimulates cytokine expression by intestinal epithelial cells”, a work conducted with Olmix Group.
Local regulations should be consulted concerning the status of this product in the country of destination