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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Yeast culture can boost intestinal health of aged layers

By Jane Byrne

Yeast culture supplementation improved the performance of aged laying hens, potentially through the upregulation of intestinal digestive enzyme activities and intestinal health-related gene expression, finds a study.

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BioMar sustainability journey: Striving for aquaculture without guilt

By Jane Byrne

This week saw Danish fish feed group, BioMar, release its sustainability report for 2019, highlighting its high use of trimmings and novel ingredients has enabled it to achieve a five-year average of 1:1 or below Forage Fish Dependency Ratio for its raw...

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Special Edition: Gut Health and Immunity

Review: Fiber can influence the gut microbiota in chickens

By Jane Byrne

More work is needed to unravel how fiber brings a desirable shift in the intestinal microbiome for improved gut health in chickens, according to a recent review highlighting the importance of fiber in poultry nutrition.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Team identifies effective alternatives to in-feed AGPs for piglets

By Jane Byrne

Chinese researchers have found supplementation of benzoic acid, Bacillus coagulans and oregano oil combined has the potential to improve the immune status, intestinal barrier integrity and microflora of piglets on antibiotic free diets.

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DuPont launches ‘gold standard’ in phytase enzymes

By Jane Byrne

DuPont today announced the launch of the a new phytase enzyme, Axtra PHY GOLD, which it flagged as capable of delivering significant feed cost savings to producers, while helping to reduce challenges faced during feed production like environmental impact.

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