Early Animal Nutrition

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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...

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Reports from Aqua 2018 in Montpellier

Fry feed on Aller Aqua’s radar

By Jane Byrne

Danish feed company, Aller Aqua, launched an updated fry feed portfolio, including reformulations of existing products and a new product for larvae and small fry at Aqua 2018 in France this week.

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Supplement sow, not piglet diets with feed additives

By Lynda Searby

Early nutritional programming via the maternal diet could be the key to the development and growth of piglets, whereas there is no benefit to supplementing post-weaned piglet diets with feed additives, say researchers.