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Silvafeed® Nutri P: the right solution to prevent and treat diarrheal diseases

Published on: 05/18/2017
Author/s : Silvateam

Gastrointestinal disorders remain a challenge to control and can severely affect the health and welfare of different animal species. Yet, plants produce an impressive array of compounds which can potentially be used as natural solutions to improve gut health. Tannins are widely spread in the plant kingdom and they are certainly an element of interest in this sense. Thanks to their antibacterial, ...

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May 18, 2017
What about silvafeed in poultry diet .
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
May 18, 2017
Many thanks for your interest. First, the choice of an animal model for monogastrics was made to get some insights on the mechanisms of actions. For poultry we can expect very similar effect, which is also supported by our field trials.
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May 18, 2017
As i am doing mphil in poultry science and i read that its not good for poultry .thanks for your reply
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
May 18, 2017
Good luck with this. Also, be careful if you come across old literature - it may not give you a correct overview of tannin benefits. Once you get the right dose and tannin composition, you will see a lot of good things!
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Marco Baroni Marco Baroni
Agro Technician
May 18, 2017
I wanted to ask Dr. Desrues, I used the tannin in combination with organic and inorganic acids, in growing pigs, and I found an enhancement of the effects.
Is it just my feeling on the field, or do you have any evidence that this happens, or is it a useless combination?
Thank you for the reply.
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
May 19, 2017
Dear Marco, very interesting point there. We have got feedback from farms that support your field experience. From the published reports, it seems that such combination is at least not detrimental; and in some cases can give good results (partly due to the additives or synergistic effects on bacterial populations in the gut, with less pathogenic species and more beneficials ones). But the possible combinations of types of tannins and acidifiers are numerous... and might not all give the same results. So to be continued
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Marco Baroni Marco Baroni
Agro Technician
September 20, 2017
I use the tannins topic to ask a question:
I have read that hydrolysed tannins can have an inhibitory effect on the total activity of the blind bacteria, an interesting aspect because this reduction could result in a lower microbial synthesis of cannula and indole, which is responsible for the smell of vermin intestinal tract of whole male pigs.
Do you have any experiences or studies that can confirm this? Where can I find them?
thank you
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
PhD, University of Copenhagen
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
September 21, 2017
Hi Marco,

Good to see that you keep track of every possible use of tannins!

Yes there are studies on hydrolysable tannins to reduce boar taint, but to my understanding they mainly look at the effect on hormones and enzymes that influence clearance of skatole.

Bilic 2016, Agro Sustain. Dev 36:62 (DOI 10.1007/s13593-016-0399-1)
Bee 2016, Animal 1:9 (doi:10.1017/S1751731116002597)

my email: odesrues@silvateam.com
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Marco Baroni Marco Baroni
Agro Technician
September 21, 2017
Thank you sir. Desrues, I am very interested in the use of tannins and the various uses that can be made, even non-food use example quebracho tree tannins, for controlling and productions of compounds that cause manure odors, including hydrogen sulphide.
I've read the studies ARS (USDA) scientists research and I hope the results obtained in vitro can be replicated in breeding.
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Steffen Hansen Steffen Hansen
Animal Nutritionist
September 24, 2017
Do you have any trials comparing the effect on animal performance of 2500 ppm ZnO with your product in post-weaning piglets?
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
PhD, University of Copenhagen
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
September 25, 2017
Hi Steffen,

Yes one study, although they compared 3000 ppm ZnO with partial replacement (Silvafeed+half dose ZnO). It gave good results for FCR, BWG and reduction of diarrhea (no visible change for feed intake)
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Steffen Hansen Steffen Hansen
Animal Nutritionist
September 27, 2017
Olivier Desrues Any link to that investigation or just some performance data?
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
PhD, University of Copenhagen
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
September 27, 2017
Steffen Hansen
currently unpublished, but I can send by email some performance data (odesrues@silvateam.com)

I will check if we will publish this on Engormix anytime soon
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Steffen Hansen Steffen Hansen
Animal Nutritionist
September 27, 2017
Olivier Desrues Thanks
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Marco Baroni Marco Baroni
Agro Technician
September 25, 2017
I was inspired by this research and found interesting benefits as I wrote in a previous post.


https://actavetscand.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1751-0147-52-19?site=actavetscand.biomedcentral.com
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Steffen Hansen Steffen Hansen
Animal Nutritionist
September 27, 2017
Marco Baroni I receive an error when I try to open the link
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Olivier Desrues Olivier Desrues
PhD, University of Copenhagen
Silvateam S.p.a. Silvateam S.p.a.
Piemonte, Italy
September 27, 2017
Marco Baroni

Yes I remember, I just hope you have tried with italian chestnut extract! You can contact me for this of course.

I am waiting for research papers to be published on diahrrea in piglets, so I will keep you update.
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Marco Baroni Marco Baroni
Agro Technician
September 27, 2017
I checked the site is this:

https://actavetscand.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1751-0147-52-19?site=actavetscand.biomedcentral.com

Try also to find it on the site:
https://actavetscand.biomedcentral.com/

I do not understand I have no problems finding it.
good work and good luck.



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