FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ is a powerful tool for your turkey production system to support a healthy immune system that may lead to increased survivability. This technology increases water intake which is very important for early brood performance. The overall result of FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ is a stronger and more uniform flock. FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ is a nutritional supplement and driver of feed and water intake, and through this we can enhance resilience to challenges.
Bacterial Enteritis- Commonly breaking during the transition from brood to finisher, bacterial enteritis wreaks havoc on the birds’ immune systems and causes a drop in performance and livability. FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ enhances the innate immune systems, and helps support the birds through challenges such as Enteritis.
Viral Infections- Viral infections are common in turkey production and even worse when followed by secondary infections. FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ can strengthen the birds’ immune system to help fight viral infections and lessen the negative effects of secondary infections through keeping the birds on water and feed.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria- A healthy immune system can 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 toward antibiotic-free production and the removal of subtherapeutic antibiotic growth promoters has made it easier for enteric diseases to affect intestinal health. 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 and water. Producers can keep their flocks on water and feed during extreme heat events by running FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ 2-3 days pre and post event.
Market Withdrawal- If a stress or disease event occurs close to harvest, FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ is a solution with no market withdrawal.
Immediately post-hatching to get the birds off to the best start, building and supporting their innate and adaptive immunity systems.
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.
FURST PROTECT DIRECT™ should be provided continuously for the first 3 weeks post-placement.