December 7, 2017
Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy
Nutriad has recently welcomed customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the company's MycoGut Academy.
In close cooperation with the University of Ghent, an interactive poultry-focused programme was designed, which included practical and classroom sessions. An international group of industry professionals from the Middle East that attended this first edition highly rated the event.
As consumers and governments across the world push for a restriction on the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal production, Nutriad is taking the lead in offering high-quality solutions that address bacterial challenges, the company said. As there is no single additive that replaces antibiotics, Nutriad promotes a combination of products from different product platforms.
Radka Borutova, Nutriad's business development manager of mycotoxin management, presented on Clostridium Perfringens induced necrotic enteritis and highlighted the importance of focusing on predisposing factors that can influence the severity of the challenge, such as mycotoxicosis.
Dr. Gunther Antonissen from the University of Ghent made a valuable contribution by elaborating on Deoxynivalenol and the development of necrotic enteritis in broilers.
The practical session at the veterinary faculty of the University of Ghent was one of the highlights of MycoGut. It allowed attendees to learn more about identifying necrotic enteritis and different types of mycotoxins as well as witnessing the incremental effect of mycotoxicosis on bacterial challenges.