Gut Health

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Layn acquires Wagott, will intensify focus on tea-based polyphenols

By Jane Byrne

Layn Natural Ingredients has announced an expanded botanical extract portfolio through its majority acquisition of Chengdu Wagott Bio-tech Co (Wagott), China’s largest exporter of green tea extract, and a leading producer of tea and resveratrol extracts.

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Special Edition: Gut Health and Immunity

Review: Fiber can influence the gut microbiota in chickens

By Jane Byrne

More work is needed to unravel how fiber brings a desirable shift in the intestinal microbiome for improved gut health in chickens, according to a recent review highlighting the importance of fiber in poultry nutrition.

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What impact do resin acids have on broiler intestinal health?

By Jane Byrne

The chicken gut is constantly exposed to harmful molecules and microorganisms that endanger the integrity of the intestinal wall. Strengthening intestinal mucosal integrity is a key target for feed additives that aim to promote intestinal health in broilers,...

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Citrus pulp boosts piglet fecal consistency, gut health

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding citrus pulp to weaned piglet diets improves fecal consistency and, when added to a low-protein feed reduces the growth of coliform bacteria in the hindgut post weaning, say researchers.

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Novus head looks to support employees, streamline focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A review of core business and acquisition opportunities is underway at Novus International, along with moves to ensure staff are empowered, says incoming CEO.

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Provimi creates age-based swine feeding system

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Piglet digestive development, rather than weight, guides a new feeding program developed by Provimi to reduce rates of early mortality in weaned pigs.

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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

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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Reports from IPPE

Novus on preparing a young animal’s immune system and gut

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Understanding producer challenges and efforts to develop responses in areas like gut health, maternal nutrition, ingredient quality and immune functioning drive Novus forward, say executives.

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Gut health, young animal nutrition and Agtech on Cargill's radar

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Focusing on young animal nutrition, boosting gut health and the sustainability of the livestock and poultry sectors are some of the ways Cargill is seeking to address current and future industry challenges, says managing director.