Initial trials with the feed additives began in April. In preliminary studies, TYPLEX™ and Q-PLEX™ feed additives both dramatically reduced infection levels in chicken when the compounds were added to the diets and fed throughout the duration of the trial. Furthermore, these additives also provided improvements in feed conversion ratio and weight gain.
Further studies are expected later in the year. As part of the development process Banham Poultry will evaluate the feed additives in commercial trials.