Monday, January 26, 2015

26/01/2015: Latest news from NOREL

Norel, 35 Years Supplying Feed Ingredients

Mr Enrique Pablos decided to start a new business on January 15th, 1980. He chose the name NOREL, coming from the Spanish “NO REconocemos Limites”, we do “NOt REcognize Limitations”. The motto transmits Mr. Pablos’ spirit and entrepreneurial philosophy accurately. It is by thinking outside the box that Norel has not only been in the industry for 35 years, but grown to be a worldwide leader in the production and commercialization of feed ingredients such as by-pass fats, organic minerals, flavoring agents and non-medicated growth promoters like probiotics, the so called physiological promoters and the rumen fermentation enhancers. Today, these products can be found all around the world, and more success ideas will continue to come from Norel, as NOREL’s accomplishments today are a reality more than ever.

Contact: D Enrique Pablos,
Dietary Sodium Butyrate Maintains Gut Integrity

Post-weaning diarrhea is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in weaning piglets. Feeding sodium butyrate (NaBut) to weaning piglets decreased the incidence of diarrhea, but the mechanism has not been fully elucidated. The present study (X.Ma, et al. 2012, J.Anim.Sci) evaluated the effect of NaBut on diarrhea in relation to wound healing of intestinal barrier using IPEC-J2 cell model. Cultured cells were scratched to induce wound and then were treated with 4mM NaBut. The results showed that supplementation of the cells with NaBut significantly promoted the process of wound healing, indicating the protective effects of butyrate on the intestinal mucosa. Butyrate treatment enhanced mRNA expression of the intestinal mucosal tight junction (p<0.05), which suggested that the promotion of wound healing by butyrate is related to the maintenance of the function of the intestinal barrier. In addition, in the butyrate-treated group, intestinal total superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase (p<0.05), two of the main antioxidant enzymes, as well as glutathione (p<0.05), one of the nonenzymatic antioxidant components, were enhanced whereas the malondialdehyde level, a marker of free radical mediated lipid peroxidation injury, was decreased (p<0.05) compared with the control group. These results indicate that dietary sodium butyrate plays an important role in recovering the intestinal tight junctions having a positive effect on maintaining the gut integrity.

Contact: Mónica Puyalto,


Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)  technically known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) seems to be the latest challenge affecting shrimp farming. The disease has affected hundreds of farmers in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Mexico. The aetiology of EMS/AHPNS has been determined to be caused by the bacterium, Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Several extra-chromosomal elements may be the source of the extreme virulence of this bacterium. Recently in a FAO/MARD Technical Workshop one of the recommended measures to reduce the risk of AHPNS was the use of probiotics. In order to assess the effect of the NOREL’S probiotic ECOBIOL AQUA (B. amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940) against the plausible cause of AHPNS (EMS), a number of different Vibrio strains isolated from marine environments were tested. Cells free extracts of B. amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940 were used to test the bactericide effect using the agar diffusion method (Cintas et al., 1995) against: V. alginolyticus CECT 521, V. alginolyticus CECT 586, V. alginolyticus CECT 600, V. harveyi CECT 525, V. harveyi CECT 604, V. harveyi CECT 8408, V. parahaemolyticus CECT 511, V. parahaemolyticus CECT 611, V. parahaemolyticus CECT 5304, V. parahaemolyticus CECT 8407, V. anguillarum CECT 7199. In this work presented in the last LAQUA14 (Guadalajara, Mexico) ECOBIOL AQUA showed growth inhibition against all the above listed pathogens. It can be concluded that ECOBIOL AQUA can be a useful tool to prevent the emergence of this lethal shrimp disease.

Contact: Álvaro Ortiz,

Norel participates in EUROTIER 2014

Last November the most important trade fair for animal production, Eurotier took place in Hannover, Germany. A total of 1678 exhibitors and 156,000 visitors from more than 100 countries attended this event organized by DLG. Norel had a booth with a welfare concept, promoting animal nutrition without the use of antibiotics. It was a successful event for Norel, we strengthened relationships with our European, Asian and American customers, and established connections with potential new ones. As usual, Norel offered a tasting of Spanish jamón and wine using that time to have an opportunity to share ideas, concerns and promote new products like Gustor N'rgy, Fluidarom 1003, or new trials in developed products.

Contact: Minerva Pujol,

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