Gut Health

Friday, February 23, 2024
BASF: High Quality Vitamin A Feed Additives Are Critical To The Animal Nutrition Business
Vitamin A supplementation in animal feed typically comes in the form of retinyl acetate.
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Zhejiang NHU: The Effectiveness & Safety Evaluation Of Novel, Eco-Friendly Calcium D-Pantothenate
D-pantothenic acid is an integral part of co-enzyme A and acyl carrier protein in the animal’s body and has a series of potential health benefits.
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Adisseo: Increasing Digestibility In Pigs To Capture Full Value Of Feed
The optimal use of fibre-rich feeds is critical to ensure sustainable animal production.
Friday, January 26, 2024
Phytobiotics: Sit Back & Relax - Isoquinoline Alkaloids Have A Positive Impact On Stress
Plant-derived isoquinoline alkaloids have been shown to have a positive impact on gut integrity due to ‑‑ their anti-inflammatory properties.
Monday, November 6, 2023
The influence of drinking water acidification in broilers under tropical conditions
The potential for organic acids to preserve feed and water quality lies in their ability to protect against microbial and fungal contamination and/or degradation. The free hydrogen proton of a dissociated organic acid lowers pH, thereby cre ...
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The Effect of Organic Trace Mineral Supplementation in the Form of Proteinates on Performance and Sustainability Parameters in Laying Hens: A Meta-Analysis
The effect of supplementing organic trace minerals (OTM), in the form of mineral pro-teinates (Bioplex® Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn, Alltech Inc., Nicholasville, KY, USA), in the diets of laying hens was examined using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (C ...
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Exploring the potential of with phycogenics, new metabolites from seaweeds
Novel combinations of natural extracts, from plants and seaweeds, offer alternative to growth promoters and support better performance of livestock animals.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Probiotics as a Friendly Antibiotic Alternative: Assessment of Their Effects on the Health and Productive Performance of Poultry
Antibiotics have been used to maintain the overall health of poultry by increasing production efficiency, promoting growth, and improving intestinal function for more than 50 years. However, they have a number of side effects, such as antib ...
Thursday, June 8, 2023
An in vitro model for caecal proteolytic fermentation potential of ingredients in broilers
Fermentation of protein in the caeca of chickens may lead to the production of potentially detrimental metabolites, which can reduce gut health. A poor precaecal digestion is expected to increase protein fermentation (PF), as more proteins ...
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Emerging technology prevents salmonella infection in poultry production
Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can affect humans and animals. In the production of broiler chickens, Salmonella is a significant concern as it can lead to food contamination and foodborne illness. Therefore, proper biosecurity mea ...
Monday, March 27, 2023
Research Note: Cecal microbiota harbored by free-range chickens may influence the reduction of Helicobacter pullorum relative abundance
Helicobacter pullorum is recognized as an emerging food-borne pathogen that may colonize the intestinal tract and the liver of avian species and humans causing several gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Monday, March 27, 2023
Research Note: Disturbance of intracellular calcium signal in salpingitis simulation of laying hens
This study investigated whether there is disturbance of calcium signal in the simulated salpingitis of laying hens. A total of 90 Roman Pink layers (81 wk; 1.916 § 0.17 kg) were divided into 3 groups (Control treated with PBS, 1.85 mg lipop ...
Monday, February 27, 2023
The value of adding taurine in low-fish meal diet for tilapia
Tilapias (dominated by Oreochromis niloticus) are the second largest group of farmed fish after carps and has become an integral part of human diets worldwide (FAO 2022). The sustainable production of tilapia is reliant on the provision of ...
Friday, February 17, 2023
Optimizing performance with a new generation of growth promoters
With the ban of antibiotics used as growth promoters (AGP) in several regions worldwide, nutritionists have tried to use additives based on plant extracts to improve performance of broilers to the same level as AGP.
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Improving broiler efficiency with organic acids in a turbulent economy. Opportunity or expense?
Even in less turbulent times, animal feed prices are a significant production expense – representing about 70% of livestock production costs. As 2023 gets underway, achieving production margins has become even more complex amid a "perfect s ...

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