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Special Edition: Reports from IPPE

New feed phytate reference guide

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

AB Vista is working to highlight average levels of phytate in common feed ingredients to provide a guide for phytase use and cost-effective feed formulation, says global manager.

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What AgTech innovation is sparking investor interest?

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Crop innovation rather than animal health and nutrition is attracting the AgTech money, says TechAccel. However, it noted some of the leading animal health and nutrition opportunities for venture capital firms to direct some of their money towards.

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Three-in-one probiotic offers interactive benefits for poultry

By Paul Gander

Poultry farmers wanting to boost productivity and safeguard animal health, while minimizing the use of antibiotics, will soon be able to access what its creator says is the most heavily-researched three-in-one probiotic product for the poultry market. 

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Perstorp brings out new organic acid for feed

By Jane Byrne

The Perstorp Group has launched a feed material - branded as ProPhorce Valerins - based on glycerol esters of valeric acid and said to promote animal performance.

'Every living species has HDPs. I like to think of them as the animal’s natural antibiotics, they are peptides that are acting just like antibiotics that we have used for therapeutic control of disease for decades.' © istock

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What do vitamin D and host defense peptides have to do with poultry gut health?

By Jane Byrne

Few in the scientific community are looking at how various vitamin D metabolites are influencing the expression of host defense peptides (HDPs) in the gut, but its a potentially winning feed strategy in a post antibiotic growth promoter era, says a US...

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