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Ruminants

Ruminants have a wide variety of species and different types of microbes in their rumen, all with different characteristics. These microbes all thrive on different feed ingredients, which is what allows ruminants to live on both high-roughage and high-concentrate diets. Therefore, the more diverse and well-balanced the diet, the more efficient the rumen functions.

The rumen is basically a big fermentation vat for the animal. During digestion, the rumen microbes are responsible producing volatile fatty acids, which is the primary source of energy for the animal. By maximizing efficiency of the rumen microbes, the end result is better performance by the animal.

Wind River Microbes are designed with efficiency and profitability in mind. They may be used as an oral drench, poured on feed, or poured into water troughs for consumption.

First, our microbes will balance the pH (acidity) level in the rumen, to help prevent acidosis. Our microbes are designed to devour any bad microorganisms that are in the digestive tract. They will also replenish any good microorganisms which have been expelled.

Second, Wind River Microbes are designed to help ruminants digest cellulose in the forages they consume. That’s one of the challenges that a ruminant faces, as opposed to other species. If a ruminant’s pH drops too low, the cellulose-digesting microbes won’t flourish as well, which can result in reduced fiber digestion, and often result in impaction, or bloat.

Finally, keep in mind that in order to increase feed efficiency and maximize overall profits, a producer must feed the microbes in the rumen. By incorporating Wind River Microbes into your animals’ everyday life, you’ll improve the health and welfare of your herd, as well as increase your overall profitability!


Horses

For such a large and tough animal, horses have a very sensitive digestive system. There are two major problems that are directly related to the microflora in their digestive systems: laminitis (commonly called “founder”) and colic.

Laminitis can be caused by several factors, however the end result is a build-up of lactic acid in the large intestine. When lactic acid accumulates, it causes an excessive decrease in pH in the hindgut, which in turn causes certain bacteria to burst and release endotoxins. If the hindgut happens to be damaged in any way, it absorbs those endotoxins. And when the endotoxins are absorbed, they can alter the blood circulation to the foot, thus causing laminitis.

Colic, too, can be caused by a multitude of things. But, ultimately, it has to do with an improper balance of microflora, or microbes, in the digestive system. Acidosis in the hindgut results in a lower pH in the colon and cecum, and a higher level of acidity, which in turn destroys the good bacteria in the gut and can even compromise the lining of the colon. The result is usually colonic ulcers, which may allow endotoxins to be absorbed.

Incorporating Wind River Microbes into a horses’ diet as a part of daily routine, will greatly reduce the incidence of both of these problems, and keep your horse’s digestive system working as efficiently as possible. Our microbes are designed to balance the pH and maintain healthy microflora in the digestive tract. In addition, Wind River Microbes may be used as a topical spray for cuts and wounds, to help facilitate granulation tissue and promote healing.


Swine

Research has proven that beneficial bacteria populations in the gastrointestinal tract have a direct effect on swine production including increased feed to gain ratio, growth performance and decreased pathogens. This production performance is directly attributed to reducing post-weaning stress and increasing the microbial populations with direct-fed microbes.

Bacterial infections associated with post-weaning stress have caused producers headaches for decades. And now, producers are using Wind River Microbes to help nursery piglets, which have an underdeveloped immune response and a fluctuating microbial population, adapt to their new feeding regimen. Diarrhea is a common problem at weaning. Our microbes are being utilized to help alter the digestive bacteria during stressful times, such as weaning and transitioning to solid feed.

Wind River Microbes will reduce the high levels of pathogenic bacteria while encouraging and replenishing the growth of more beneficial bacteria populations. Our microbes will also help increase feed intake and thus, growth performance. By altering the microbial population, the benefits can help with not only weaning piglets, but can also be a helpful alternative to increased antibiotic regulations, such as the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD).

Due to the VFD regulations, the concerns for finding alternatives to antibiotics have increased in priority. One such alternative is including microbes in the daily scheme. Wind River Microbes will increase the diversity of bacterial populations and immune function. They will reduce inflammation, decrease pH (acidity), and increase the IgA antibodies in the gastrointestinal tract. The immune response can reduce infections in the gut which can increase the growth rate.

Wind River Microbes will help producers experience increased growth performance, decreased infection rate/duration, and help reduce antibiotic usage. The bottom line is, microbes have the potential to positively influence production rates and decrease production losses, simply with shifts in the microbial population.


Poultry

Consumer demand for natural and organic foods is continually rising.

The poultry industry is moving farther away from the use of synthetic antibiotics and leaning toward the application of live, beneficial bacteria (commonly called “probiotics), properly termed “direct-fed- microbials.”

The ultimate goal of commercial application of direct-fed- microbials is to increase economic profitability by doing 4 things: (1) increasing animal performance; (2) reducing morbidity and mortality in animals; (3) decreasing the incidence of bird and human pathogens; and (4) increasing economic profitability. Poultry are considered a major reservoir for pathogenic population of Salmonella and are a serious contributor to the 1.4 million cases of salmonellosis contracted in the U.S. each year. Wind River Microbes is a safe, natural alternative to increasing productivity and improving product safety.

Bacteria are essential to a healthy gastrointestinal tract and immune system in animals. However, dietary changes or the administration of antibiotics can alter the composition of microbial populations in the digestive system and can have adverse effects, even cause death. Beneficial microorganisms can protect the host from intestinal pathogens.

Research studies have shown that by incorporating live microbes into the diets of poultry, the incidence of Salmonella have been greatly reduced. Wind River Microbes will embed themselves into the linings of the stomach and intestinal tract and create a competitive environment for bad bacteria, in which the bad bacteria have difficulty surviving. Other studies are currently underway in Europe, which may prove that feeding live microbes will help increase the shelf-life of the finished product.

The safe, natural competitive advantage – Wind River Microbes!


 

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