When it comes to supplementing starter chicks with butyric acid, we recommend using uncoated sodium butyrate simply because the fat coating burdens the underdeveloped digestive system of young chicks. When supplementing grower to finishers, layers, and breeders, we could opt for coated sodium butyrate as the coating does not pose negative effects to their productivity.
Switching between coated and uncoated sodium butyrate could be troublesome for producers and some prefer using just one additive throughout the bird’s lifecycle. Thus, producers can choose BTRTM 90 for all stages of bird production which is able to exert effects of butyric acid starting the proventriculus all through to the hindgut ensuring maximum effects of butyric acid within the gastrointestinal tract.
Our partially coated sodium butyrate, BTRTM 90 is made with our recently launched, new generation of sodium butyrate which are ball-shaped granules instead of the conventional rod-shaped granules. The uniform ball-shaped granules offer multiple benefits compared to the conventional rod-shaped granules which allowed us to achieve:
- High potency (90% sodium butyrate) but light to odourless.
- Lower inclusion rate (300g/t for poultry diet).
- Crystalline matrix with interwoven structure, a novel technology, enhanced coating ability to form slow-release products.
Key Benefits of BTRTM 90:
- Exerts antibacterial effects in proximal gut, lowering the bacterial load that reaches the distal gut
- The early release of butyric acid allows for:
- Proventriculus and gizzard protection against the acidic secretions
- Stimulate villi growth and nutrient digestibility in the small intestine
- Improves feed conversion ratio (FCR) and uniformity of flock
- Reduces wet dropping and undigested feed in faeces
- Well-shaped and dry faeces with reduced ammonia levels in barn
Sodium butyrate supplementation for poultry – coated or uncoated?