Early Animal Nutrition

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

Proper feeding of calves … it begins with the cow

By Jane Byrne

Cow nutrition, especially in the dry period, in the last three months, seems to be of high importance for the ability of the calf to deal with pathogens, to respond properly to vaccines and to deal with feed ingredients, said Dr Hans-Joachim Schuberth...

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

What production trends are driving swine feed innovation at Agrifirm?

By Jane Byrne

Pig farmers in Northwestern Europe are working under tremendous constraints today, in terms of a shift away from antibiotics usage, the removal of zinc oxide and a reduction in copper inclusion levels. Agrifirm says it was mindful of those developments...

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How to start the piglet off well – tune in to our live webinar

By Jane Byrne

Colonization of gut microbiota in mammals during early life is vital to host health. Further understanding of the dynamics of intestinal microbial colonization in piglets via dietary interventions may possibly contribute to better piglet performance.

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EuroTier trade show brand expands globally

By Jane Byrne

The organizers of EuroTier, the major biennial animal husbandry trade show taking place this week in Hannover, have announced that they will be introducing EuroTier Middle East, EuroTier South America and EuroTier China in 2019.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

Broiler digestion and gut health could benefit from probiotic vaccine combo

By Jane Byrne

A study shows combining an anti-coccidial vaccine and a product containing three probiotics and one prebiotic had a positive impact on the zootechnical performance of broilers, and the coccidiosis lesion scoring after the experimental induction of coccidiosis,...

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Dispatches from the World Nutrition Conference in Cape Town

Feed composition could influence the toxic effect of mycotoxins

By Jane Byrne

In contrast to research showing that feed processing techniques such as milling, steeping and extrusion can reduce mycotoxin content, there is limited research into the impact of feed composition on mycotoxin toxicity, says an expert.

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Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Why is methionine important for young chicks?

By Jane Byrne

Poultry feed producers today have multiple options for supplementing birds’ diets with a crystalline form of methionine (Met) including DL- methionine and, more recently, L- methionine, but Evonik says accuracy in supplementation of Met is critical for...