Gut Health

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Supporting the dairy cow’s immune system

By Lynda Searby

Large scale on-farm studies involving over 1,200 herds across the US and Europe are said to demonstrate the ability of a nutritional supplement from Phibro Animal Health to help dairy cows maintain a healthy immune system.

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People on the Move: August 2020

By Jane Byrne

We track hires and retirees over the past month in feed, premix and additive companies as well as people taking on roles in feed related associations.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Yeast culture can boost intestinal health of aged layers

By Jane Byrne

Yeast culture supplementation improved the performance of aged laying hens, potentially through the upregulation of intestinal digestive enzyme activities and intestinal health-related gene expression, finds a study.

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Special Edition: Gut Health and Immunity

Review: Fiber can influence the gut microbiota in chickens

By Jane Byrne

More work is needed to unravel how fiber brings a desirable shift in the intestinal microbiome for improved gut health in chickens, according to a recent review highlighting the importance of fiber in poultry nutrition.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Team identifies effective alternatives to in-feed AGPs for piglets

By Jane Byrne

Chinese researchers have found supplementation of benzoic acid, Bacillus coagulans and oregano oil combined has the potential to improve the immune status, intestinal barrier integrity and microflora of piglets on antibiotic free diets.

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US microbiome-focused Ascus generates $46m in Series B round

By Jane Byrne

US endomicrobial-based products producer, Ascus Bioscience, said the US$46m it has secured in a Series B funding round leaves it well positioned to continue expanding its sales and servicing teams, and to advance new and existing products in its product...

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Special Edition: Feed Safety

The safety challenges around liquid pig feeding

By Jane Byrne

Preserving and maintaining the shelf life of liquid pig feed requires nutritional and microbial knowledge, says Trouw Nutrition feed safety expert.

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Weather conditions impact on mycotoxin risk

By Jane Byrne

Regional weather conditions contributed to varying mycotoxin risks across geographies last year, found a 2019 global mycotoxin risk analysis report by Trouw Nutrition.

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What impact do resin acids have on broiler intestinal health?

By Jane Byrne

The chicken gut is constantly exposed to harmful molecules and microorganisms that endanger the integrity of the intestinal wall. Strengthening intestinal mucosal integrity is a key target for feed additives that aim to promote intestinal health in broilers,...

Left to Right: Thomas Sprangers, Roger Davin, Ana Cruz, from Norwegian feed manufacturer, Felleskjøpet Fôrutvikling (FKF), and FEN senior editor, Jane Byrne, speaking at the Protein Promise for PIglets panel session at YAN20.

EU policymakers make progress on PAPs legislative roadmap

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission now envisions authorizing poultry and pig processed animal proteins (PAPs) for use in pig and poultry diets, respectively, along with approval for use of insect PAPs in monogastric diets all in the same regulatory package.

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Citrus pulp boosts piglet fecal consistency, gut health

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding citrus pulp to weaned piglet diets improves fecal consistency and, when added to a low-protein feed reduces the growth of coliform bacteria in the hindgut post weaning, say researchers.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

Novus head looks to support employees, streamline focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A review of core business and acquisition opportunities is underway at Novus International, along with moves to ensure staff are empowered, says incoming CEO.

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Special edition: Reports from IPPE

Layn highlights broiler weight gain, gut health at IPPE

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Layn Corp is launching new botanical-based poultry feed additives and highlighting their role in broiler weight gain following a series of feeding trials.

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Next generation probiotics in monogastrics

By Jane Byrne

A researcher in the Czech Republic has been examining chicken and pig gut microbiota with special emphasis on the identification of chicken gut microbiota bacteria that restrict Salmonella and Campylobacter colonization and pig microbiota bacteria that...

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University of Illinois feed mill project sees ADM, AGCO support

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Work to build a new feed technology center at the University of Illinois is seeing in-state support from Illinois-based ADM and AGCO, which provided $2.5m in funding and 200,000 bushels of grain storage, respectively.

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Provimi creates age-based swine feeding system

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Piglet digestive development, rather than weight, guides a new feeding program developed by Provimi to reduce rates of early mortality in weaned pigs.

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