As the routine use of antibiotics is no longer accepted, the term ‘eubiosis’ has made its entry. It is a completely new way of approaching animal health: from fighting the microflora with antibiotics, towards supporting and cooperating with the favourable microflora. Eubiosis refers to an optimal balance of the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract. It is one of the key factors for optimal animal performance. Feed additives can be a very helpful tool to promote eubiosis and to overcome an imbalance in the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract, also known as ‘dysbiosis’.

Optimal animal health

The strategy which combines nutritional knowledge with the use of different modern non-antibiotic feed additives is defined as ‘eubiotic nutrition’. Framelco has carried out extensive research in this area and developed three successful factors in eubiotic nutrition to optimise animal health and performance:

  1. liberating energy and protein from the feed,
  2. maximising nutrient absorption and
  3. supporting an optimal microflora and thereby overall immunity and health.