STRESS & IMMUNE CHALLENGE SUPPORT
Young calves often face severe challenges in their first weeks of life, including transportation, diet changes, exposure to new microflora, and other environmental issues.
These stressors present a significant challenge for the calf’s immune system and can lead to diarrhea, pneumonia, and other conditions that negatively impact lifetime performance and the bottom line.
BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES SOURCE
APC’s Hydrolyzed Functional Proteins are a natural source of many biologically active peptides and high-quality amino acids that provide benefits beyond nutrition. Bioactive peptides play a crucial role in boosting intestinal immune robustness and help calves to respond more quickly and efficiently to immune challenges.
- Helps maintain normal gastrointestinal function and gut barrier integrity
- Helps repair tissue
- Improves feed intake and growth
HIGH QUALITY AMINO ACIDS
The biological activity of peptides allows for an exciting possibility to boost the nutritional value of calf milk replacers by improving the function of the entire digestive system. Small peptides and amino acids are more stable than long-chain molecules and do not pose a risk of congestion or collapse.
Peptides and amino acids are highly digestible and can be absorbed and utilized directly by the animal’s intestine, helping calves grow and gain weight.
FUNCTIONAL PROTEIN PRODUCTS
PEPTEIVA® HYDROLYZED FUNCTIONAL PROTEIN
A unique enzymatically hydrolyzed protein, allowed to be fed to all animal species and especially suited for use in pre-starters, milk replacers, and feed for young animals, including fish, poultry, piglets, calves, and goats.
Pepteiva can replace other proteins typically used in young animal diets and offers functionality and performance you can see in this critical growing phase.
INDUSTRY LEADING RESEARCH RESULTS WITH INFANT ANIMALS
Including Pepteiva in milk replacers at 5.6% during first 14 days post weaning yields better results, including 1.15 kg more body weight at day 42 compared with control treatments. Results are also visible in a mice group, at day 42 after the E. Coli challenge.
BODY WEIGHT CHANGES AFTER E. COLI CHALLENGE
Pepteiva in piglets. Espinosa et al., 2022 Journal Animal Feed Science & Technology
Pepteiva in 9-12 mice group. Solà-Ginés et al. 2022. Animals. Submitted.
BIOSECURE PROTEIN INGREDIENTS
As the global leader in functional proteins and protein derivatives, we continuously invest in the latest technologies to ensure a safe product 100% of the time. The manufacturing process to produce our hydrolyzed proteins has been refined over many years and follows the World Health Organization guidelines.
APC’s Hydrolyzed Functional Proteins are suitable for feeding all farmed animal species according to Regulation (EC) 56/2013. Approved and listed by the German DLG (19.01.04) at the “Positive List for Straight Feeding Stuffs” (14th Edition, Berlin, September 2021, page 54)
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