L-Arginine registered as an animal feed additive

Arginine is an amino acid that intervenes in the synthesis of protein for muscle growth. It also plays other multiple metabolic functions: it is the substrate for the biosynthesis of different molecules of metabolic importance such as nitric oxide, GAA, glutamate, ornithine and proline (Figure 1). Nitric oxide is an important mediator in vasodilatation, contributing…

L-Methionine: improves piglets’ gut health at weaning

An early weaning is stressful and results in a gut barrier dysfunction and impaired innate immune responses in piglets’ mucous layer. The interruption of these physiological and immune functions aggravates the appearance of injuries and increases the oxidative stress resulting in diarrhea. DL-Met and HMTBA, both available in the market as a source of methionine,…

Weanex®: Feed Intake promoter for piglets

Over the last 15 years, the number of piglets born alive has increased significantly in the intensive production systems. This has resulted in an increased heterogeneity of birth weights which is expanded at weaning helped by the failure of the sows’ milk to fully cover the energy needs of the whole litter. It has been…