Bring us your flock health challenge, and we’ll analyze the microbiome to identify a customized, targeted solution.
You can easily quantify the performance impacts of a flock health challenge. Performance goes down, and mortality adds up, leading to higher costs and lower profitability. The numbers are clear.
The cause of the challenge is usually less clear, often because it is hidden in the microbiome of the bird. With the right tools, it’s possible to accurately characterize a production challenge and identify a targeted solution to support flock health and performance.
The microbiome is a community of bacteria, fungi and viruses that impact flock health and performance. They live throughout a bird’s gastrointestinal tract, skin and respiratory tract, as well as in the poultry house environment. This complex community impacts poultry health and performance – some members benefit bird health and others cause challenges.
The Purina® Microbiome Quotient service gets to the bottom of a poultry health challenge to identify a specific solution through three steps:
The work begins with an investigation. We will partner side by side with your team to investigate your challenge and to narrow down possible causes. Then we will collect strategic microbiome samples from birds and the poultry house environment to build a dataset.
Our team uses gene-sequencing technology in the Purina Emerging Technologies Lab to analyze the samples. We compare your flock’s microbiome to those of healthy birds, and we analyze the imbalance to identify the organisms causing the problem.
From our extensive library of microbial and phytogenic technologies, we select potential solutions that deliver known modes of action against the microbes causing the challenge. We analyze the candidates to choose the most targeted solution for your flock’s challenge.
We follow through to ensure the identified solution supports optimal bird performance for sustained health and profit potential. Once the recommended solution is delivered through feed or water, we will continue to work with you and watch the response carefully. We measure shifts in the microbiome and compare them to performance metrics. As your flock’s microbiome changes, we can partner with you to continuously optimize your flock’s performance.
Do you need a fresh set of eyes to get to the bottom of a poultry health challenge? Purina’s Team of poultry feed experts and poultry scientists bring decades of flock nutrition, production experience, and research to the table. Let’s get started on a solution today.