Necrotic enteritis (NE) is a major problem in the broiler industry and is caused by Clostridium perfringens.
It reduces the weight of animals by more than 10% and can increase their feed conversion rate by more than 10%.
The main cause of NE is Clostridium perfringens, which is a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that is naturally found in the intestine but can become pathogenic when an intestinal disorder occurs due to starvation, stress, dietary change, other intestinal pathogens, use of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes.
Curcumin is an extract of Curcuma longa, a plant of the Zingiberaceae family, widely used as a spice and colouring agent in Asian countries. In addition to its colouring effect, curcumin demonstrates potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity which can be very useful in the management of intestinal disorders predisposing to necrotic enteritis or in directly alleviating the effects of necrotic enteritis.
The active principles of turmeric are curcumin, tetrahydrocurcuminoids, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin.
In NBG we have created the NBG EnteroShield that enhance with NBG BioBoost and NBG Protect technology the effect of curmumin on the health of chickens affected by intestinal disorders.
Finally, we attach an article showing how a curcumin can reduce the intestinal load of clostridium perfringens, the survival, and the productive parameters of broilers.
Enjoy the article!