Animals are exposed to stress challenges all through their lifecycle. With stress come endotoxins, increasing inflammatory reactions and reducing performance. Act efficiently to maintain production performance and prevent losses, with an integrated approach and responsive services.
Support against stress for animal production businesses and feed manufacturers
What are endotoxins?
Endotoxins are toxins released by pathogenic bacteria when the cell walls are disrupted or when the bacteria die and the cell walls disintegrate. Stress greatly enhances the risk of endotoxins.
What do they do?
In large quantities, they produce hemorrhagic shock and severe diarrhea; smaller amounts cause fever, altered resistance to bacterial infection, leukopenia, and numerous other effects.
Loss is as easy as 1-2-3
1 In stressed or challenged animals, the microbiome is altered and pathogenic bacteria can grow and thrive. Gram-negative bacteria multiply and die, leaving behind endotoxins, dangerous fragments of their cell walls.
2 As a consequence of stress, the gut barrier function is impaired, thus increasing the passage of pathogens and toxins into the bloodstream.
3 When endotoxins pass in large quantities into the bloodstream, an immune response is triggered. This leads to fever, lower feed intake, and occasionally septicemia. Endotoxins trigger or exacerbate various diseases or disorders, such as heat stress, oxidative stress, and
certain reproductive and intestinal syndromes.
What triggers stress?
How do we help?
Extensive support and advisory
Toxin risk management
- Mastersorb Gold, a toxin-mitigating compound mixture that supports the health and liver function of animals in the presence of an ample spectrum of myco- and bacterial toxins
- On-site feed analysis
- Risk assessment and advisory
Understand the influence of toxins on gut health
Exotoxins are toxins shed by some bacterial cells into the surrounding environment. They can cause severe health problems locally or to other parts of the organism, where they are carried through the bloodstream.
Bacterial toxins are not freely liberated into the surrounding environment. The damaging components are only released when the cell disintegrates. The complex macromolecules (lipopolysaccharides) can then cross the barrier into the bloodstream, especially in animals exposed to various types of challenges, and cause or enhance health issues.
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi. They too can cause severe health issues in animals, especially through the contamination of feedstuffs. This contamination is very common and often invisible to the naked eye.