Lena, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
The University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has released test findings showing that Assist NPS solutions, used in a programmed approach, significantly improve total bird weight and feed efficiency, and positively modulate the ileal bacterial microbiota of commercial poultry.
The improvements reported in the study represent an important breakthrough for poultry producers. The program provides producers with comprehensive, antibiotic-free solutions that maximize animal health, size and livability while reducing the need for medications and the amount of feed consumed.
“This university report mirrors the results that have been achieved in field trials with over 2 million birds utilizing Assist solutions,” said Assist NPS President Andy Thompson. “In the competitive contract grower environment, these improvements enable increased profits for our customers and an increase in payable pounds.”
Conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Timothy Johnson of the University of Minnesota, the study tested the impact of the Assist NPS program on commercial turkey toms. Two groups featuring Assist solutions were tested, along with a control group. The Assist program groups included pre-treatment of litter with a dry bedding amendment, drinking water sanitation and the administration of a prebiotic and probiotic mixture used in feed (Group 1) or drinking water (Group 2).
The Assist NPS program relies upon the principle of “Competitive Exclusion,” where good bacteria in the environment and in the gut of the animal multiply more rapidly and consume the food of unwanted pathogens.
To receive the complete University of Minnesota research study, email info(at)assist-nps(dot)com.
About Assist NPS
Assist NPS delivers breakthrough solutions in animal health which increase poultry producer revenue through the science of “Competitive Exclusion.” Assist’s all-natural, field- and university-tested solutions maximize animal health, size and livability, and reduce feed consumption, by addressing water, environmental and nutritional factors in poultry and livestock operations. This results in improved animal performance, optimal production barn conditions and increased profits for the producer.