Gut Health

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Special Edition: Gut health in pigs and poultry

Strengths and weaknesses of probiotic use in piglet rearing

By Jane Byrne

There is a vast amount of research supporting the use of many different probiotic strains at the nursery stage in pig production, but there is still great variability in the results, finds a review published in Livestock Science.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Interest increasing in enzymatic and microbial fermentation

By Jane Byrne

Fermentation of plant-derived proteins can enhance food safety, improve protein digestibility and beneficially affect the intestinal microbiota and animal health, says Jürgen Zentek, professor at the Institute of Animal Nutrition, the Free University...

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special edition: pig & poultry gut health

Enzyme cocktail may boost bird growth, energy use

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supplementing broiler diets with an enzyme blend may improve bird growth and energy use while adding rice bran could increase gizzard weight and be a cheaper feed ingredient, says researcher.

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Special Edition: Pig and Poultry Gut Health

Blended feed additive sees microbial revamp

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Swine gut health feed additives may also have a role to play in swine manure management, says nutritionist.

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Dispatches from One: The Alltech Idea's Conference

Spanish pig sector focusing on gut health

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supporting the development of a healthy gut in pigs does not rely on antibiotic use, but changes in nutrition and management may be needed, says expert.

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Reports from VIV Asia

‘Controlling bacteria is better than killing them’

By Richard Whitehead

Micro-organisms should be controlled, rather than killed, to maintain the natural balance of feed and feed additives in a post-antibiotics world, according to Amlan’s senior director of technical service.

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Reports from VIV Asia

Biomin brings probiotics to hatchlings by giving them a gel shower

By Richard Whitehead

Biomin has added to its range of water-soluble probiotic gel drops that protect chicks in their first days and stimulates feeding behavior. Earliest-stage nutrition promises healthier chicks and reduced mortality, says the supplier.

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Reports from VIV Asia

Biomin reveals new water-soluble application for mycotoxin mitigation enzyme

By Richard Whitehead

Bangkok provided the launchpad earlier this month for a new application of Biomin’s Fumzyme that will initially target aquaculture feed producers in Asia. The Asian region was chosen for the launch of Fumzyme Sol because of its high prevalence of fumonisins,...

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Can pre-natal nutrition program the gut microflora in birds?

By Jane Byrne

The basic concept of in-ovo feeding is to supplement the amniotic fluid, which is the first meal of a chick before it hatches, in order to provide nutritional input that can help with the development of that young bird towards hatch, says Dr Peter Ferket,...

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DSM sets up JV with Chinese vitamin E producer

By Jane Byrne

DSM reported today [January 29] that it intends to create a joint venture with Nenter in China, which will include all that company’s production and related assets for vitamin E.

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special edition: feed protein innovation

Trials underway on Arbiom's wood to feed protein ingredient

By Jane Byrne

Arbiom, a developer of non-food biomass processing technology, announced last month that it had successfully produced tonnage quantities of its high protein feed ingredient derived from wood at a combined 80,000-L industrial fermentation scale, with partners...

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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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