The mucus and epithelial cells of the small intestine serve as a barrier to the external environment and are the first line of defense against harmful bacteria. Healthy and strong enterocytes can better absorb nutrients and support optimal bird growth.
A healthy intestinal environment in birds does more than just aid in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. This is where the fight to maintain a healthy intestine can start and stop if managed properly. A strong intestinal immune system helps birds stay healthy and able to achieve producers’ productivity goals.