Immune Health

Friday, October 20, 2023
Active D: An innovative natural solution to prevent hypocalcemia in dairy cows
Hypocalcemia is a common metabolic disorder of periparturient dairy cows particularly affecting high producing pluriparous animals. As the end of gestation approaches, calcium demands start to increase due to the final development of the fe ...
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, November 28, 2022
Taurine plays an important role in aquatic feed
Considering the high price of fish meal and the shortage of natural resources, it has become a general trend to use other protein ingredients to reduce the use of fish meal in aquafeed.
Friday, December 17, 2021
Trouw Nutrition explains how to choose the right TM source
Even small fractions of the animal's diet matter when it comes to influencing health and performance in poultry, swine and ruminant livestock. As essential nutrients in animal feed, trace minerals are a good example of how small conside ...
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Impact of PRRS & SIV and how spray-dried plasma (SDP) helps
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a viral disease characterized by two overlapping clinical presentations, reproductive impairment or failure in breeding animals, and respiratory disease in pigs of any age.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Supplementation of probiotics in water beneficial for growth performance, carcass traits, immune function, and antioxidant capacity in broiler chickens
This study aims to investigate the effects of commercial probiotic supplementation in water on the performance parameters, carcass traits, immune function, and antioxidant capacity of broiler chicks. In the experiment, 120 Arbor Acres (AA) ...
Monday, August 16, 2021
Application of a precision nutrition tool for growing and finishing pigs
The objective of this study was to evaluate a growth model applied to adjust nutritional programs for growing and finishing pigs, in a commercial production context. The phase I (calibration) was conducted in a commercial pig production uni ...
Friday, May 14, 2021
Mycotoxins in poultry: A hidden factor affecting flock health
The immune system is constantly under siege by different stressors. Stress, whether from disease or environmental factors, plays a critical role in the overall health and well-being of poultry flocks. Environmental stressors, such as poor f ...
Friday, May 14, 2021
Immunomodulatory effects of heat stress and lipopolysaccharide on the bursal transcriptome in two distinct chicken lines
Transcriptome analysis identified genes and pathways involved in bursal responses to heat stress and LPS and elucidated that these effects were greatest in the combined treatment. The interaction between heat and LPS was line dependent, wit ...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Selenium an important player of an optimized immune system
Farm animals are exposed to xenobiotic such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic substances. The natural barriers including skin, intestinal or respiratory mucous membranes, are the first line of defense to deal with these external agg ...
Monday, January 25, 2021
Boosting livestock immunity - The trace mineral connection
Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company is sharing research on the role that trace minerals play in supporting immune system functioning in livestock, with a special focus on swine. Studies show that trace minerals play an important role in the ...
Friday, January 15, 2021
Feeding of brewers' yeast derivatives in calves enables excellent start in life
Due to their immature immune system calves are very susceptible to intestinal and respiratory diseases in the first weeks of life. Challenges, e.g. adverse climate conditions or social stress promote proliferation of infectious agents such ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Growth promotion and alleviation of chronic intestinal inflammation by Lumance in broilers under a dietary challenge
Inflammation is a complex physiological response of the immune system to various foreign and/or harmful stimuli that expose the host (Medzhitov, 2010). This physiological reaction, when it involves the gut and gets prolonged and dysregulate ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Host intestinal biomarker identification in a gut leakage model in broilers
Intestinal health problems are a major issue in the poultry industry. Quantifiable easy-to-measure biomarkers for intestinal health would be of great value to monitor subclinical intestinal entities that cause performance problems and to ev ...
Monday, September 21, 2020
Plasma supports pig health and herd productivity
African Swine Fever has significantly reduced the commercial pig herd in Asia. There are now great opportunities for those investing to restock their swine herds. Challenges that the swine industry must navigate through in the short to medi ...

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