What is inflammation?

Inflammation is an important protective mechanism of the body. It is the normal and (usually) temporary response of the innate immune system to pathogens or injury.

Why should we care about inflammation?

Inflammation has a high metabolic cost and reduces performance. It impairs gut integrity leading to increased susceptibility to several pathogens (e.g., E. coli and Salmonella).

Diarrhoea is commonly associated with inflammation. Diarrhoea in growing pigs is a challenge for the pig industry since it is associated with reduced animal welfare, retarded growth, increased feed conversion ratio, and is often treated with antibiotics. One of the major causes of diarrhoea in the growing period is large intestinal inflammation, often referred to as colitis/enteritis. The exact causes of colitis-complex diarrhoea are still to be understood, but dietary factors and/or pathogens have been recognized as the major factors in developing colitis-complex diarrhoea.

Visible signs of possible gut inflammation:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritability
  • Flank bites
  • Lowered feed intake

Inflammation regulation is the key to a healthy gut as it leads to improved intestinal integrity, increased nutrient absorption, higher feed intake and lowered secondary infections.

Effect of regulated inflammation on performance:


We have developed a specific approach for gut inflammation focused primarily on the regulation of intestinal inflammation, stabilisation of intestinal integrity, maintenance of feed intake, increase in performance and stress relief.

Our approach comprises of a range of solutions to inhibit the production of cytokines which affect the growth of all blood cells and other cells that help the body’s immune and inflammation responses.

  • Regulation of inflammation
  • Improved gut health
  • Improved feed efficiency
  • Gives animals resilience during challenging times

Levucell SB
  • Specific live yeast for monogastric animals (Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii CNCM I-1079)
  • 3 stage mode of action:
    1. Regulation of intestinal microflora
    2. Improves gut integrity
    3. Anti-inflammatory and immune properties

  • Probiotic
  • Establishment of a positive biofilm in liquid feeding systems
  • Improved feed efficiency
  • Balancing microflora
  • Improve gut maturity and integrity
  • Enhance natural defences during stress
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Mikail Greyling

Mikail Greyling

Swine Development Manager