Gut Health

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Nutreco reaching for the moon in radical innovation chase

By Jane Byrne

As the winner of its 2018 feed tech challenge is announced, Viggo Halseth, chief innovation officer at Nutreco, gives us his perspective on the victor. He also discussed the Dutch group’s innovation pipeline, and its hunt for what he called “moonshot”...

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Scientists report breakthrough in swine immunology research

By Jane Byrne

Scientists from four UK institutions have developed tools that they say provide new insights into pig immunity that could help develop more effective vaccines in the fight against infections like the influenza virus in swine.

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Piglet gut health and cow milk yields on Chr. Hansen’s radar

By Jane Byrne

Chr. Hansen says it has developed new probiotic Bacillus strains aimed at improving gut health in piglets; the Danish company is also undertaking further work to understand the mode of action of selected microbes for dairy health and production.

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How can feed influence gut performance in birds?

By Jane Byrne

Experts from AB Agri, the University of Ghent in Belgium, and Wageningen in the Netherlands, along with an industry consultant form the panel in our live webinar on poultry gut health at the end of this month.

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Lallemand optimizing rumen efficiency measuring tools

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition says it is now in the process of generating mobile app versions of its rumen efficiency investigation (REI) audit tool for both the dairy and beef sectors, much like the app it has for silage evaluation, Lalsil.

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Australia: Swine body frustrated over lack of feed research pitches

By Jane Byrne

The Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is disappointed over the limited number of proposals covering reduction of feed costs, improved feed efficiency and carcass fatness manipulation following its call for research ideas to enhance...

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Nutreco takes stake in Indian smart shrimp feeding start-up

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed group, Nutreco, has taken a 25% share in Eruvaka, an India-based Internet of Things (IoT) company that develops connected devices and mobile-based decision tools aimed at helping shrimp farmers increase productivity.