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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.

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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.

Dairy Crest in prebiotic feed trial alliance with DuPont

A prebiotic used in infant formula could have benefits for animal gut health, says a UK group behind the functional ingredient.

Will dairy cows eat their hydroponic sprouts?

US researchers are evaluating the impact of integrating hydroponic feeds, such as sprouted barley, into the diets of dairy heifers and lactating cows.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

ADM continues to build case for yeast and immune defense

ADM Animal Nutrition says it is investing in R&D to strengthen the use of its well-established whole cell yeast product, Citristim, in aquaculture, while it continues to shore up its...

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Italian firm exploiting immune boosting yeast extracts for pigs and fish

Italian company Prosol launched two yeast products aimed at supporting the immune system of piglets, sows and fish at EuroTier 2016.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Devenish rolls out fatty acid ball for piglets

A new type of nutrient supply model, in ball form, is said to improve feed intake and pre-weaning weight gain in piglets, as well as supporting healthy gut development.

Danish group invests in aqua feed research facility in Chile

BioMar looks to bolster expertise in functional fish feeds

BioMar is to acquire 30% of a feed research center in Chile, in a move the Danish fish feed company says will allow it to focus on the development on...

Novozymes buys microbe screening technology to bolster probiotic work

Novozymes says the acquisition of Organobalance will enable it to strengthen its animal feed R&D competencies, particularly in the field of probiotics.

What does heat stress mean for tilapia’s copper needs?

No additional copper supplementation is needed for Nile tilapia raised in heat stress conditions, say researchers.

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Feed additive may help birds weather the heat

Additive N-acetylcysteine may boost growth performance and gut function in broilers faced with heat stress, say researchers.

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Does beta-mannanase use really improve soybean feed for poultry?

Beta-mannanase may not boost digestibility of soybean meal in poultry diets, say researchers.

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Cargill aiming to model the effect of antibiotics

What is the current strategy of Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) in terms of boosting animal immune development, disease resistance and performance?

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Calf intestinal health linked to long-term performance

Calf gut health research needs to be part of a larger understanding of calf development, not an isolated study, as it can have lasting influence, say calf researchers.

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Butyrate, botanicals and yeast cell walls – how can they be made more effective?

Recent research insights have helped reveal some of the cell biological mechanisms that are likely behind the beneficial effect of additives such as butyrate products, botanicals and yeast cell walls...

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Dairy nutrition research efforts should focus on synergistic effects of feed additives, says US researcher

In the past few years there has been a growing interest in understanding and researching animal intestinal health but more work is needed to improve milk replacer, reduce reliance on...

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Sablefish microbiome may aid understanding of alternative feeds

Examining the microbiome of farmed sablefish may offer keys to improving the use of alternative feeds, says US researcher.

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Research team looks to understand impact of ingredients on pig gut health

A US research team is aiming to better understand the functionality of feed ingredient alternatives to antibiotics for greater response control.

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Egg-based treatment may improve intestinal health and prevent diarrhea in piglets

Piglets getting supplemental immunoglobulin (IgY) protected by hydrogels and carbon nanotubes saw improved gut health and reactions when facing a disease challenge, said a group of researchers from Argentina.

Seaweed and swine: Ocean Harvest aims to grab market share in the US

On the back of a trial in weaner and fattening pigs in the US, Ireland based Ocean Harvest Technology is confident of that market opening up for its seaweed derived...

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