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AgraQuest introduces novel DFM for poultry

AgraQuest Inc. introduces a novel direct fed microbial for poultry Sympatic™. The feed additive is based on its patented, natural active ingredient Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713.

Kicking off the launch of Sympatic at the 2010 International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, AgraQuest sees the new product as an excellent fit for discriminating poultry producers, bringing added value to their nutrition programs.
"Sympatic is designed to bring balance to poultry microflora," said Dr. Michael Miille, President of AgraQuest.
“Additionally, it has been formulated to be compatible and complementary to common nutrition and health management practices, making it an excellent alternative to antibiotic growth promoters."
Maintain healthy gut flora
As a feed additive, Sympatic delivers live QST 713 spores to birds' digestive tracts where they germinate, producing high levels of distinct secondary metabolites.
These spores and metabolites help maintain a healthy microflora by stimulating lactic acid-producing bacteria and minimizing pathogen interactions with the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in more efficient production without the use of growth promoting antibiotics.
Results of controlled feeding studies with respected investigators have been commercially compelling, including in disease-challenged models.
Heat tolerance
Additionally, the Sympatic product's formulation is heat and pressure tolerant, making it easily incorporated into feed like other conventional treatments.
"Given these attributes, we are confident leading producers and distribution partners around the globe will value the consistent return on investment the microbial delivers," said Miille.
Based on the same patented technology that gave the world its first commercially successful and dependable foliar biofungicide/bactericide, Sympatic is the first product introduced by AgraQuest into the animal health and nutrition market through its BioInnovations Division..
AgraQuest is a biotechnology company that focuses on discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing highly effective pest management products for agricultural, institutional and home markets.

Dick Ziggers

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