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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.

What steps could be used to build gut health while cutting antibiotic use? © GettyImages/FooTToo

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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Weaning without zinc oxide

By Jane Byrne

The ban on the use of zinc oxide for weaned pigs in the EU comes into effect in June 2022, providing a challenge for EU pig production – how to continue to produce pigs without using a high level zinc oxide at weaning and without relying more on antibiotics...

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