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Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative to conventional antibiotics?

Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative to conventional antibiotics?

By Lynda Searby

Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife (IZW) have found that antimicrobial peptides offer a “promising solution” for reducing the use of antibiotics in pig breeding, and suggest that these amino acid compounds could have application...

Using xylanase in conjunction with phytase super-dosing resulted in a 4% improvement in broiler bodyweight gain

Phytase-xylanase combo: taking super-dosing to the next level

By Lynda Searby

Whilst the poultry feed industry is still getting its head around the concept of phytase ‘super-dosing’, AB Vista has come out with the results of a new study which advocates combining phytase super-dosing with a single-enzyme xylanase.

Amidst projections for a bumper wheat crop globally, EU wheat production forecasts have been revised downwards.

Rain damage drives EU wheat onto feed market

By Lynda Searby

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for projected EU feed wheat supplies for 2014/15 by 2.5 million ton in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), which were published this week.

Tainted feed probe continues in Holland

Tainted feed probe continues in Holland

By Jane Byrne

Almost 100 pig farms in the Netherlands, which had been shut down by the Dutch food safety authority (nVWA) last week due to an illegal antibiotic find in feed, are operational again.

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