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Gut Health

Both industry and academia have been actively involved in research around gut health, exploring how the full gamut of additives from essential oils, to pre and probiotics to plant extracts address the microbial population in the animal's gut in an effort to end the livestock sector’s reliance on antibiotics.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

Middle East, Asia and Americas perform for additive group Anpario

Feed additives company, Anpario, posted an earnings hike for the first half of 2017.

Regionally relevant probiotic may boost growth, weight gain in broilers

A novel probiotic strain may offer an alternative to antibiotic use by supporting weight gain and broiler health, say researchers.

Prebiotic products failed to deliver in broiler study

A study evaluating the use of dry whey, chitosan, a mixture of both, and inulin in wheat based broiler diets found reduced bird growth due to lower feed intake.

Investors to plough millions into Irish start-up and early stage AgTech

A new €20m fund for farm technology innovation was launched yesterday in Ireland.

Anatara and Zoetis in talks to commercialize antibiotic alternative

Zoetis has started the negotiation process with Australia's Anatara Lifesciences on an licence option to develop an anti-scour supplement for the global market.

Sodium butyrate has benefits for birds with necrotic enteritis: study

Microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) supplementation enhanced intestinal barrier function of broiler birds challenged with necrotic enteritis, finds a Chinese study.

Is a hammer or roller mill better for pig feed structure?

Understanding what milling processes can achieve optimal particle size of diets for pigs was the objective of a recent review by Serbian and Spanish researchers.

Veggie power? Cargill develops fermented feed to battle disease in aquaculture

Cargill has developed a fermented vegetable feed said to be rich in organic acid for shrimp that it claims can reduce the spread of early mortality syndrome (EMS).

Sow nutrition: We ‘probably don’t know enough’, says scientist

More research must be done to understand the complex needs of breeding sows if lifespan and performance are to be improved, say a genetics and breeding expert. 

Three-in-one probiotic offers interactive benefits for poultry

Poultry farmers wanting to boost productivity and safeguard animal health, while minimizing the use of antibiotics, will soon be able to access what its creator says is the most heavily-researched...

Ridley CEO: ‘We’ll be looking to commercialize Novacq in the next 18 months’

Ridley Corporation has started harvesting trial batches of its bioactive feed Novacq on a large-scale in Thailand 

Akeso patent looks to offer antibiotic-free alternative for campylobacter reduction

Akeso Biomedical has received a US patent covering some of its work to reduce the presence of the bacterium campylobacter in poultry using an antibiotic-free feed additive, says COO.

US: Center awarded $3.8m for animal and human nutrition R&D

A research partnership established by two South Dakota universities and industry members focuses on animal nutrition, health and regional economic development, says director.  

Benchmark investing in probiotic technology, next generation larval diets

Aquaculture focused biotech company, Benchmark Holdings PLC, is showing strong organic growth, and investing, on the nutrition side, in probiotic technology, and replacement diets for juvenile shrimp production. 

ADM forms specialty feed ingredient arrangement with Anco

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is set to offer more specialty feed ingredients through a “strategic collaboration” with Anco, says VP.

Perstorp brings out new organic acid for feed

The Perstorp Group has launched a feed material - branded as ProPhorce Valerins - based on glycerol esters of valeric acid and said to promote animal performance.

'Imagine being able to edit the microbiome' - TechAccel talks animal nutrition targeted innovation

Investing in feed technology and animal nutrition starts with knowing what producers need, says company executive.

Novozymes and Boehringer Ingelheim in probiotic partnership

Novozymes and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health are set to collaborate on probiotic research and production in the coming years, says company VP.

Special edition: Supplements for pets

Some vets not sold on routine supplementation for pets

People love their pets. And they can love them to death, animal nutrition experts say.

Further funding for aquaculture in Scotland as feed innovation projects gather pace

A £1m 30-month pilot program to boost innovation in aquaculture in Scotland is set to go ahead.

Evonik’s Asian strategy: We will build on what Norel established

Evonik says it is aiming to expand its probiotics portfolio in Asia with Ecobiol, using VIV Asia as a platform.

New capacity in Norway, Turkey and China to drive growth: BioMar

The Danish fish feed maker today said its 2016 revenue ended up 1.2% lower than in 2015 - DDK 8.8bn ($1.26bn) versus DDK 8.9bn, with a modest increase in volumes.

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What do vitamin D and host defense peptides have to do with poultry gut health?

Few in the scientific community are looking at how various vitamin D metabolites are influencing the expression of host defense peptides (HDPs) in the gut, but its a potentially winning...

Reports from IPPE

Novus assessing link between maternal nutrition and gene expression in the chick

On-going Novus gut health research in poultry includes a focus on breeder feed and trace mineral load, says researcher director. 

Reviewers weigh up the successes and pitfalls of nano feed in poultry

Delivering essential nutrients using nanoparticles shows promise for poultry health and growth, finds new research from Australia.

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