Antibiotics

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Young Animal Nutrition

The implications of breeder diets on the progeny

By Jane Byrne

Despite advances in genetics and management, metabolic and skeletal disorders are common among commercial poultry, leading to high mortality rates and large financial losses for producers.

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special edition: aqua feed innovation

Plant additive may boost farmed snapper immune response

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding extracts from Chenopodium ambrosioides to the diets of farmed red snapper may improve fish’s antioxidant response and immune functioning when facing a disease challenge, say researchers.

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Fungal fermented rye may reduce reliance on antibiotics in pigs

By Jane Byrne

A product, based on proprietary fungal fermented rye, is aimed at supporting pig farmers as they move away from a reliance on antibiotics for herd management in that it reduces the animal’s exposure to harmful pathogens, says Trouw Nutrition.