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THE USE OF SODIUM BUTYRATE IN RUMINANT NUTRITION

Butyrate is a common component in milk replacers or milk substitutes used in Ruminant Nutrition as well as in early age feed due to its effects on the development of the digestive tract.

Butyrate acts as a source of energy for the enterocytes improving the development at intestinal level; it is also a powerful enhancer of the development of ruminal papillae (Gorka et al.). Butyrate modifies the hormonal level and enhances nutrient availability for the calf’s development.


Recent research on the use of sodium butyrate in calves shows an increase in the pancreatic secretion and trypsine activity producing an improvement in the digestibility and in the zootechnical parameters. The next graphs show the results obtained by Guillateau et al. 2009 by the use of butyrate in milk replacers and in the feeds fed to calves after weaning and how the use of butyrate improve calves final weight
(Fig. 1) and its conversion indexes (Fig. 2).





Further to improving zoo technical indices, results obtained by Gorka et al. when using Sodium Butyrate in calves show a reduction in diarrhea, more consistent faeces and a lower number of medicinal antibiotic treatments Therefore, the use of butyrate in calf diets improves productive parameters and reduces diarrhea.



 
 
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