Medpet product launch
V20494 of Act 36/1947
Medpet would like to introduce you to Intestum, the latest addition to our very successful
range of Avian Products.
Intestum is a synbiotic, which means it
contains both a pro-biotic and a pre-biotic, which work in synergy, in a single product. It is made up of the following: Avian strain
Beneficial Bacteris, Inulin, Calcium, Magnesium, DL-Methionine and Beta 1.3
Glucan. Pre-biotics and pro-biotics serve the
function of boosting the good guys - the beneficial bacteria in the large and small
intestines respectively, of animals and people. Many
products have traditionally focussed on the pro-biotic element only. In people at least, some laboratory tests have
suggested that pre-biotics can be far more successful at boosting the good
guys, than the traditionally used pro-biotics. (An
example of a natural pro-biotic used by people is yoghurt.)
Hence, for better effect, Medpet has launched this product containing both
HOW DOES IT
The bacteria and other micro-organisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part are known as flora. The Beneficial Bacteria found in the
gastro-intestinal tract are part of this flora, and they are considered to be the engine
of digestion. Furthermore, bacteria in the
intestines manufacture vitamin K and some B vitamins - essential for proper health. In basic terms, a pro-biotic tries to
plant new (additional) good bacteria into the system, whereas a pre-biotic
feeds and encourages existing good bacteria so that they strengthen and multiply.
Inulin is actually a carbohydrate found
in certain plants. It occurs in large
quantities in the Chicory root, which is the source of Inulin used in Intestum. It is made up of many Fructose Chains (3 60
in length) and terminates in one Glucose molecule. Because
of this, it penetrates deep into the intestine where Inulin breaks down into pre-biotic
molecules (Oligofructose) which feeds the friendly
flora, known as Bifidobacterium which in turn inhibits
the growth of Pathogenic bacteria (the bad guys), giving the bird a
healthy gastrointestinal system.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral
found in the body and has several important functions.
More than 99% of total calcium is stored in the bones, where its function is
to support their structure. The remaining 1%
is found throughout the body in blood, muscle and fluid between the cells.
Magnesium is a mineral used in building
bones, manufacturing proteins, releasing energy from muscle storage and regulating body
DL-Methionine is one of the key essential Amino-Acids. Amino acids
are the building blocks of proteins and can be split into essential or non-essential. The body itself can produce the non-essential amino
acids, but the essential amino acids are only acquired through diet (or supplementation). There are only two Sulphur-containing amino acids
that provide sulphur to the body: methionine and cystine.
Methionine can be converted into cystine, and this is the reason why it is
the one that is used as a supplement.
BETA 1-3 GLUCAN
An immune system stimulant. The mode of action of this material is stimulating
the immune system. There are specific
receptors for Beta 1-3 Glucan on the surface of certain cells called Macrophages that when
activated, stimulate a cascade of events turning the body into an arsenal of defense
against Bacterial and Viral infections.
USAGE AND BENEFITS
Intestum can certainly be used for
routine health and maintenance, but in addition, we would recommend using it in the
following specific circumstances and ways:
When birds are being, or have been, dosed
When birds are stressed.
For birds that are, or were, suffering from
To improve the health of young birds. In this instance we would recommend Intestum to be
given to the adult hens 2 days before hatching, and for 5 continuous days once the young
birds have hatched. On hatching, the crop of a
young bird is sterile, giving you the chance to load the gastro-intestinal system with
good intestinal flora before the bad guys get a chance to colonise. This can be done via a healthy weaning hen. With the digestive system working to a maximum,
healthy young birds are sure to follow, especially with the added Inulin giving better
Calcium absorption to nutrients.
...What better start could you