In China a more sustainable solution was needed to keep animals healthy, and to protect humans from antimicrobial resistance (AMR). DSM’s Animal Nutrition & Health team stepped in with an innovative solution: using acidifiers and other ‘eubiotics’ with proven antimicrobial properties, VevoVitall® Eubiotics optimizes gastrointestinal functionality and the health of livestock animals. Crucially, this enables the removal of antibiotics for growth promotion.
To engage local animal feed producers - including the more cautious chicken-feed segment - and to underline VevoVitall’s effectiveness, we initiated three scientific trials at our Animal Nutrition Research Center. As well as confirming - unequivocally - the health advantages of the solution, the studies outlined a range of unexpected secondary benefits, including reduced animal mortality, and improved performance in broilers.