Animal Nutrition & Health

Improved Performance δ Intestinal Health | Immune Enhancement | Ammonia Reduction

Effects in Poultry and Swine

Nutrafito (Quillaja saponin) and Nutrafito Plus (Quillaja δ Yucca blend) improve gut health, gut absorption and integrity. A series of broiler trials have been conducted in the USA, Texas A&M University (2005), Mississippi State University (2005), Brazil (2002), México (2003) etc, and in this trials, Nutrafito Plus produced improvements in growth and feed conversion (FCR) that were similar to those achieved with growth promoters like antibiotic, probiotics and prebiotic. Additionally, the oral administration of Nutrafito improved the performance of weaned piglet (Václavková et al, 2008), and the supplementation of Quillaja δ Yucca blend (Nutrafito Plus) to sows during gestation improved the weight of piglets at birth (2006).

On the other hand it has seen that Quillaja can be added to feedstuff to improve immunity and disease resistance to pathogens, particularly Salmonella in chickens, modulate the cellular and humoral immunoresponse to antigens in chickens and mammals, enhancement the ability of swine and cattle to resist viral diseases like Aujesky, and improve immune status and performance in weaned piglets.

Ammonia Reduction

Nutrafito and Nutrafito Plus, can be used as additives in animal nutrition for ammonia reduction in pigs, chickens, pets, and fish. At low levels Nutrafito and Nutrafito Plus reduce the environmental ammonia in 30-50%. The synergy between Saponins and Glycocomponents fraction naturally present in extracts from Quillaja δ Yucca plays a fundamental role in controlling ammonia.

Effects in Aqua

Dietary supplementation with Quillaja saponin product at low levels improve metabolic efficiency (energy retention, conversion of lipids and fat in the carcass) of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Carp (Cyprinus carpio) and has immunopotentiator effects in Yellowtail (Seriola quinqueradiata) leucocytes. Equally, the oral administration of a “Quillaja δ Yucca” blend (Nutrafito Plus), improve the immunoresponse and performance (weight gain and feed conversion ratio FCR) of  Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) and Catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus).

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