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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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Netherlands: Nitrogen emissions policy criticized as weak

By Jane Byrne

The Dutch government’s plan to reduce nitrogen-based pollution lacks ambition, according to the final report from the Advisory Council, a committee set up to advise the Dutch officials on such emissions reduction.

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FDA move will boost feed trade: AFIA

By Jane Byrne

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) says the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as achieved a long-awaited major milestone that will boost the trade of US feed products abroad.

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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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