Applying the concept of agility to animal nutrition can help to further develop efficiency from animal feed in animal production. The gut is particularly responsive to stressors. Hence why the emphasis is on the gut, when improving the animal’s adaptive response to stressors by nutritional means.
Gut agility describes the animal’s ability to adapt to nutritional stressors in a faster and more energy-efficient response than it normally would.
This results in more consistent animal performance, supports the animal’s well-being and impacts the profitability of the producer of safe food from animals.