The aim of the modern animal industry is to decrease production costs and maintain high productivity by means of nutrition. The interest was also focussed on maintaining the equilibrium of intestinal microora and enhancing the natural defense mechanism of animals by using safe feed supplements.
Mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS) based nutritional supplements, derived from the cell wall of the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is widely used in animal nutrition. Since, nutrition must not only provide the necessary nutrients but also support a balanced microora, the use of MOS as a natural nutritional supplement offers this unique advantage to improve overall health and performance. In farm animals, gut health determines the efﬁcient use of feed. Hence, maintaining a perfect gastrointestinal condition is key to productivity during the entire production cycle.
Yeast cell wall like VINMOS is one such important dietary intervention that plays several important roles in animal metabolism to provide the best cost/beneﬁt ratio. The major roles of Vinmos are enlisted below.
AS A PREBIOTIC
VINMOS being food for probiotics promotes the proliferation of beneﬁcial microflora and indirectly helps in the competitive exclusion of pathogens. It cannot be used as a substrate by various enteropathogens.
AS A TOXIN BINDER
VINMOS is a highly effective organic adsorbent capable of binding multiple mycotoxins at a wide pH range and at the same time, not binding critical dietary nutrients.
AS A PATHOGEN ADHERENT
VINMOS is known for its capacity to agglutinate pathogens inside the gut. It prevents pathogen colonization in the intestinal tract by binding the harmful bacteria to its surface and then excreting them together with the fecal material.
AS AN IMMUNOMODULATOR
The betaglucans in VINMOS are the natural stimulants of the innate immune system which stimulates the greater immune response. The betaglucans bind to the phagocytic cells to produce more cytokines. The production of cytokines will trigger a “chain reaction”, inducing a higher immune status in animals, making them better to resist opportunistic infections.
- Improves overall performance (feed intake, weight gain, FCR, etc.).
- Lowers enteropathogens in the gut and improves beneﬁcial microflora.
- Prevents mycotoxicosis and reduces secondary harmful effects of mycotoxins.
- Stimulates immune response and boosts vaccine performance.