Do you want to find out more about antibiotic alternatives in feed? Our forum tomorrow will reveal all....

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Do you want to find out more about antibiotic alternatives in feed? Our forum tomorrow will reveal all....
Time is running out to register for our forum on antibiotic alternatives in feed - sign up today to listen in and send your questions to our global experts. 

Join FeedNavigator in our free forum​ on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 at 10.30 New York and 4.30pm Paris time, as we ask leading North American and European researchers what antibiotics substitutes, if any, work to ensure efficient poultry production.

During the online webinar, we will get an idea of how much is known about the mode of action of certain feed micro-ingredients and we will learn about some of the strategies livestock producers can adopt as the industry tries to shift away from an over reliance on antibiotics in farmed animal production.

We will also look at developments from both a North American and a European perspective.

Speaker line-up

The line-up​ includes Dr Doug Korver, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta in Canada. He has carried out a large body of research into the relationship between nutrition and the immune system in poultry.

Also taking part is Dr Todd Callaway, a research microbiologist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture.  In conjunction with his Federal duties, Todd is an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M University and at Mississippi State University.

He has written two books on direct fed microbials and on farm strategies to control foodborne pathogens and has an interesting take on probiotics.

As for our European speakers, we will be joined by Theo Niewold, professor of nutrition and health at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

He has been looking at the relationship between intestinal health, the innate immune system and growth in poultry with a particular emphasis on anti-inflammatory feed composition so we are looking forward to his insights on the subject.

His European counterpart is Loek de Lange.

Loek previously worked at feed giant, De Heus. Now he is head of the poultry nutrition research group at Dutch consultancy institute, Schothorst Feed Research.

He has long been investigating alternatives to antibiotics in poultry so we will hear about some of his findings.

So don't miss out - REGISTER today for tomorrow's free FeedNavigator online forum by clicking here​.

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