Probiotics/prebiotics

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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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US microbiome-focused Ascus generates $46m in Series B round

By Jane Byrne

US endomicrobial-based products producer, Ascus Bioscience, said the US$46m it has secured in a Series B funding round leaves it well positioned to continue expanding its sales and servicing teams, and to advance new and existing products in its product...

US trade deals spell change for the feed industry

The second of a two-part dive into US trade deals

US trade deals spell change for the feed industry

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Improving facility, product registration and renewal processes and ending ingredient bans were top priorities for the AFIA during trade deal negotiations with China, says expert.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

AFIA outlines feed industry priorities at IPPE

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The American Feed Industry Association is promoting steps to improve feed industry biosecurity and supporting US-based and international work to improve feed ingredient registration, says VP.

US trade deals spell change for the feed industry

Part 1 of a two-part dive into US trade deals

US trade deals spell change for the feed industry

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The revised trade agreement negotiated by the US, Mexico and Canada is expected to improve provisions on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and reduce non-trade barriers, says expert.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

Novus head looks to support employees, streamline focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A review of core business and acquisition opportunities is underway at Novus International, along with moves to ensure staff are empowered, says incoming CEO.