Reduce Mortality Rates
MSP[RS] Resistant Starch helps increase the healthy bacteria in the gut. These healthy bacteria produce by-products that help to protect the piglet from enteric infections. Resistant Starch passes through the digestive system intact, and when it reaches the colon it is digested by the healthy bacteria that reside in the gut. The healthy bacteria produce volatile fatty acids like butyrate, propionate and acetate that create an unfavourable environment for pathogens.
Butyrate in particular has been known to have beneficial effects on the colonocytes, or the cells that line the colon. These cells use butyrate as an energy source to help maintain the integrity of the colonic epithelial layer, which physically blocks pathogens from entering the piglets system. Healthy animals can use their resources to grow and thrive, instead of wasting their resources on fighting off infections. MSP[RS] Resistant Starch is an easy and cost-effective way to keep the animal healthier, improving performance in the litter, and the barn.