Gut Health

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

French firm looks to plant stimulation to develop phytobiotic substances

By Jane Byrne

Products containing biotic substances from plants – phytoalexins – that reportedly show beneficial properties for animals, and novel encapsulation technologies to protect those active substances are ID4FEED’s unique selling propositions (USPs), says the...

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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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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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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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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum

Biomin reveals roadmap for unlocking future growth

By Jane Byrne

Biomin is in expansion mode. It recently broke ground on a new mineral feed and premix production plant in Austria, while, in November 2017, it increased its capacity in the fast-growing Chinese market with the opening of a production plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu...