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Jun 17, 2019

Discussing Zero Zinc future of swine production in Copenhagen

Jun 17, 2019

Zero use of zinc in EU pig production by 2022. What can we do? On June 17-18, Lallemand Animal Nutrition takes part in the Zero Zinc Summit in Copenhagen organized by SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre to share the latest findings in swine nutrition that can help the industry maintain production during this important transition.

Two research posters by Lallemand Animal Nutrition are presented by Fernando Bravo de Laguna, showing the benefits of yeast derivatives and live yeast probiotic on weanling piglet gut microbiota balance while reducing antibiotic and zinc oxide.1,2

In these two studies, a probiotic live yeast — Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii CNCM-I 1079 —  or an innovative yeast derivative act on several drivers, from microbial balance to immune stimulation and undesirable bacteria binding, enhancing piglet gut health and helping mitigate the challenges of this phase. More evidence to confirm these solutions can be a credible part of antimicrobial reduction strategies and fit perfectly with the challenges of the industry!

To learn more about the Zero Zinc Summit, visit:

  1. Achard, F. Bravo de Laguna, M. Castex, S.Combes, A. Agazzi, V. Bontempo, M. Comi and V. Perricone, G. Savoini (2019). Effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii supplementation on gut microbiota in post-weaning piglets in a context of antibiotics and ZnO removal
  2. Bravo de Laguna, C. Achard, E. Chevaux, D. Saornil, B. Bertaud, R. Horváth (2019). Effect of addition of a yeast derivative on piglets’ performance during post-weaning period