The intestine of the newly hatched chick is not fully functionally developed and therefore restricts optimal chick growth. The intestinal mucosal barrier is crucial for animal health. Nucleotides are essential during rapid intestinal growth or repair, which is the case in rapidly growing broilers or after an intestinal infection. They increase villi/crypt ratio, which is a symptom of healthy gut. Further, nucleotides enhance growth, development and integrity of the gut by increasing lactic acid bacteria and diversity of intestinal microbiota. Nucleotides also impact poultry immunity by increasing production of leucocytes and macrophages and by triggering a faster and stronger response to vaccinations.
Nucleodrink is a liquid source of nucleotides and nucleosides to be applied in drinking water.