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special edition: Pig and poultry gut health

Folium looks to target bacteria with ‘guided biotic’

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Folium Science is working to address unwanted bacteria in poultry guts using a guided biotic to trigger self digestion in pathogens like salmonella.

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OIE starts global push to address ASF

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

In an effort to help address the spread of the African Swine Fever, OIE is starting a global program to control disease spread, eradication and related economic loss.

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Soybeans provide rich pickings for Indian farmers

By Lynda Searby

Whilst there is unlikely to be any relief from high feed prices in the short term for the soymeal-reliant poultry industry, an increase in soybean plantings in India in 2019 is “highly likely,” according to an analyst.

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Alltech first to formulate aquafeeds on net energy

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Alltech Coppens claims to have become the first aquafeed producer to formulate feeds for net rather than digestible energy, a strategy it says ensures “consistent performance between different batches of feed.”

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Take feed advice to cut carbon emissions, says UK body

By Lynda Searby

By ‘optimizing’ nutrient input, livestock producers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says the UK's Feed Adviser Register, whose members are now trained to help farmers mitigate environmental impact through nutrition and feed management.

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