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FDA looks to improve access to medicated feed data for industry

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As part of the continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has made medicated feed-related information more accessible and user-friendly.

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Basil oil may boost tilapia growth

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Basil essential oil may improve the growth, intestinal function and performance of farm-raised juvenile Nile tilapia, say researchers.

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Probiotic gives growth, immune response in farmed carp

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supplementing carp diets with B. subtilis may improve fish growth performance and support fish health and intestinal antioxidant capacity while reducing reliance on antibiotics, say researchers.

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Special Edition: Gut health in pigs and poultry

Strengths and weaknesses of probiotic use in piglet rearing

By Jane Byrne

There is a vast amount of research supporting the use of many different probiotic strains at the nursery stage in pig production, but there is still great variability in the results, finds a review published in Livestock Science.

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