Gut Health

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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...

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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.

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Feed enzyme development on ADM's radar

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

ADM has opened a new enzyme research facility in Davis, California, partly focused on optimizing such products' use in animal health and nutrition.

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