The scientific community recently unearthed a new research study that may have a significant impact on animal feed additives market outlook. Reportedly, a gist of the research reveals that adding a combination of pyrimidine nucleosides to animal feed may help increase the weight, immune system and operation, and gut health in broilers.
As per authentic sources, the research team in question detected that a combination of uridine and cytidine, when added to boiler diets, may have a significant effect on their growth performance. A combination of pyrimidine nucleosides may thus, considerably impact the growth, enzyme activity, and intestinal morphology of broilers, claims the study. Reportedly, the IgA activity, lipid profile, and the relative weight of the chicks included as a part of the study had been enhanced to quite an extent post the addition of uridine and cytidine in their diet.
For the record, pyrimidine nucleosides are essentially a type of non-protein nitrogenous compounds encompassing cytidine and uridine, that play a rather pivotal role in several biological processes. With regards to deploying nucleotides, it has been observed that a lot of earlier studies preferred using yeast extracts to generate nucleotides, though the resultant supplements may contain varying amounts of nutrients. Since dietary nucleotides have to be hydrolyzed enzymatically to nucleosides and bases prior to being absorbed in the gut, the current discovery may prove to be more reliable, paving the path for animal feed additives market players to conduct any further R&D activities.
It has been stated that the animal feed additives industry is yet to witness further work regarding this research, primarily since the study had been carried out under stringently monitored sanitary conditions. In effect, researchers claim that a more authentic poultry farm environment and a significantly more challenging environment would now be underway in order to analyze the proficiency of pyrimidine nucleosides.