The Netherlands plays a leading role in the reduction of antibiotics use in the feed sector.

In 2022 the new EU regulation 2019/6 will come into force. This regulation stipulates the end of the preventive use of antibiotics in the EU. Over the past decade Dutch livestock farmers have shown it is feasible to be successful in the field of animal production while considerably reducing the use of antibiotics.

E.F.S. wants to be at the forefront and contribute to a reduction in antibiotics use. It actively promotes its belief that the use of alternatives and natural products can be great contributors to the intended reduction of antibiotics use in Europe.

In partnership with Dr. Bata Ltd, E.F.S. has launched the products Dysantic® and Herbanoplex™ in the Benelux countries and Germany.


Dysantic® has been especially developed for pigs and only contains phytogenic ingredients that support the intestinal flora and boost the immune system against unfavourable bacteria. This creates a well-balanced intestinal environment and keeps pigs healthy.

The ingredients used in Dysantic® have proved to have very strong antibacterial properties and to operate selectively. This means the ingredients have no effect on good intestinal bacteria and even at a low dosage they can contribute to the pig’s performance.

Dysantic® study

In the autumn of 2019 a Dysantic® study was conducted in Hungary. The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of Dysantic® on the production parameters in pigs reared for meat. A group of 200 pigs (Large white x Landrace x Pietrain) was divided into a test group (100 pigs) and a control group (100 pigs). The test group had 1 kg of Dysantic® per ton added to their feed.

The table below shows the results.

Parameters Control Dysantic® group
Start weight (kgs) 35.4 34.7
End weight (kgs) 105.6 107.4
Growth (kgs) 70.2 72.6
Average growth/day (g) 889 919.1
Total feed intake 0-48 86.8 86.9
Feed intake 49-79 105.3 106.5
FC 2.83 2.7

Table 1. Average parameters per pig

The average growth per day and the total growth are significantly higher, i.e. by 3.4%, in the Dysantic® group. The mortality was 1% in the Dysantic group and 3% in the control group. The feed conversion rate is corrected for mortality and is significantly lower in the Dysantic® group, namely by 4.7%.

It can be concluded that the growth performance in pigs on a diet including Dysantic® significantly improves in a low pathogenicity environment.

E.F.S. is convinced that Dysantic® contributes to progression in animal health and sustainability in livestock farming.

Are you open to the use of phytogenic products? Did we spark your enthusiasm? Please contact the E.F.S.-sales team.