Game birds are not typically raised in a clean and climate-controlled environment and are raised for a much different purpose than traditional poultry; game birds are raised to be released. They are exposed to disease, parasites and other environmental stresses that can cause harm to the birds. Using FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ post-hatch/early-placement and pre-release can protect the birds by driving water and feed intake, making them more resilient.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria- A healthy immune system can help combat issues such as antibiotic resistant bacteria, giving the birds’ resources they need to protect themselves from the inside out.
Removal of AGP- The poultry industry’s movement to antibiotic free production and the removal of subtherapeutic antibiotic growth promoters has made birds more vulnerable to enteric and systemic diseases that affect intestinal and respiratory health. FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ will strengthen the innate immune system by providing key nutrients. By strengthening the innate immune system, FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ boosts the adaptive immune, thereby supporting overall performance.
Stress- Poultry are very susceptible to stress. Whether it be disease, heat or environmental stresses. FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ can reduce negative symptoms caused by stress by keeping birds on water and feed.
Heat events- Large temperature changes, especially extreme heat events, will take birds off feed. Producers can keep their flocks on water and feed during extreme heat events by running FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ 2-3 days before the large increase in temperature and for a few days after as the birds adapt.
Pre-Harvest and Withdrawal time- FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ is a great solution with no market withdrawal to support the birds through the last week of production.
Immediately post-hatch/post-placement to get the birds off to the best start, building and supporting their innate immune system, and supporting water and feed intake to maximize growth rate in the critical first 7 days.
During times of stress.
Before, during and after transportation, including pre-harvest transportation.
FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ is most effective when started at the beginning of any stress event; this is a preventative nutritional approach.