MacroGard is a wholly natural feed ingredient, derived from the cell wall of baker’s yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae) and contains the highest quality beta-1,3/1,6-glucans.
Beta-1,3/1,6- glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides found in the cell wall of fungi and yeast. Throughout evolution, the immune system has ‘learned’ to recognize its molecular structure as a reliable trigger. Beta-1,3/1,6- glucans function as a signal that alerts the immune system, prepares it to respond quickly and adequately to infections and renders more resistance to any infectious organism. MacroGard is used in all animal species, like aqua, petfood, horses and livestock.
MacroGard® has been used in fish feed by the aquaculture industry in Norway for more than 20 years. Its use in salmon and trout farming has generated a comprehensive database documenting the effects of the product under field conditions.
MacroGard® is used for companion animals as a feed ingredient for premium, superpremium and veterinarian pet food. An extensive dossier with trial results and literature data is available to substantiate the application of MacroGard® in several functional diets for cats and dogs.
Keeping a horse’s immune system strong is crucial to maintain health and good performance. However, horses frequently have to deal with challenges which influence immune status like intensive exercise, changing weather conditions, transport stress, parasitic and pathogenic infections. Efficacy and safety of MacroGard® to improve equine immune function is recently shown in high performing race horses.
In livestock farming MacroGard is used to improve performance and to help farmers manage healthy production and control challenges like E.coli and Streptococcus infections.