Early Animal Nutrition

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Biomin brings probiotics to hatchlings by giving them a gel shower

By Richard Whitehead

Biomin has added to its range of water-soluble probiotic gel drops that protect chicks in their first days and stimulates feeding behavior. Earliest-stage nutrition promises healthier chicks and reduced mortality, says the supplier.

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Novus on preparing a young animal’s immune system and gut

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Understanding producer challenges and efforts to develop responses in areas like gut health, maternal nutrition, ingredient quality and immune functioning drive Novus forward, say executives.

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BioMar ties up loose ends in Chile with factory buy-out

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed maker, BioMar, has acquired the 50% remaining shares in the Chilean factory, APSA, ending what is said was over 10 years of successful collaboration with salmon, trout and tilapia producer, AquaChile, in the operation of that facility....

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Phileo Lesaffre surprised by EFSA finding

By Jane Byrne

Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care said the recent EFSA opinion questioning the efficacy of its Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 product in ruminant production was unexpected.

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Gut health, young animal nutrition and Agtech on Cargill's radar

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Focusing on young animal nutrition, boosting gut health and the sustainability of the livestock and poultry sectors are some of the ways Cargill is seeking to address current and future industry challenges, says managing director.

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Benefits of phospholipids in sow diets

By Jane Byrne

New research has shown that adding a lysophospholipid (LPL) complex to the diet during lactation improved performance, colostrum and milk immunoglobulins, serum immunoglobulins and blood metabolites, nutrient digestibility and litter weight gain of lactating...

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Can pre-natal nutrition program the gut microflora in birds?

By Jane Byrne

The basic concept of in-ovo feeding is to supplement the amniotic fluid, which is the first meal of a chick before it hatches, in order to provide nutritional input that can help with the development of that young bird towards hatch, says Dr Peter Ferket,...