Dr. Eckel introduces new product against endotoxins
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition introduced a new product against endotoxins following two years of development. Specially developed to defend against dangerous endotoxins, Anta®Catch promises maximum effectiveness and comprehensive protection and gets the threat posed by endotoxins under control for farmers and producers.
Endotoxins, the silent danger
Better genes and intensive feeding have resulted in more productive livestock. However, one problem is becoming more acute, endotoxin contamination. The latest research confirms what farmers have been saying all along: endotoxin-related problems are not isolated cases and occur even on very well-managed farms.
Endotoxins stimulate the immune system, which costs the animal a lot of energy that is no longer available for growth and performance. It is not only fattening that is affected: endotoxins also pose a serious threat to the welfare and health and the profitability of the respective farms.
“We had been receiving feedback from customers for some time increasingly indicating the presence of high endotoxin levels. The available options did not seem to be helping much,” explained Iris Kröger, technical sales manager at Dr. Eckel. “It was clear that we needed something new. So we decided that we would be the ones to find it.”
Dr. Eckel has been considered a pioneer and visionary of innovative feed additives for more than 25 years. So the family business, backed by development funding by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the EU, developed a specialist product from scratch to be used specifically against endotoxins and achieve the highest effectiveness possible. The company took a two-pronged approach: the careful selection of raw materials to counteract endotoxins effectively and the development of a unique process to activate Anta®Catch.
Double-activated and triple mode of action
The secret of Anta®Catch’s success lies in this careful selection of raw materials and the production process due to which it is double-activated and has a triple mode of action.
First, the product is activated through the rectification of the cations on its surface, enabling Anta®Catch to immobilize endotoxins over a wide pH range, effectively catching up to 99% of the endotoxins. Then, the micronized ingredients - i.e. substances that have a particularly small particle size - ensure optimal bioavailability.
Anta Catch’s special triple mode of action kicks in simultaneously. It supports the formation of an intact intestinal barrier, contributes to the effective protection of the liver against endotoxins and thus promotes liver function. Consequently, Anta®Catch comes with the promise of strong and healthy animals, top performance and animal-friendly and profitable production.
“Only Anta®Catch has this double activation and triple mode of action. Anta®Catch protects poultry, ruminants, swine and fish effectively against endotoxins,” the company said.
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