Diving Deeper Into Mycotoxin Management
Produced by filamentous fungi (moulds) that are ever-present in nature, under the right conditions, mycotoxins have the potential to proliferate and contaminate almost all feedstuffs used in pig production. Mycotoxins are not unique to specific moulds, meaning various species can produce the same mycotoxins.
Looking deeper into intestinal health
Sustainable and efficient animal production is important in poultry husbandry. However, in commercial flocks, animals are subjected to multiple stress factors such as high stocking densities and suboptimal climate conditions which makes them highly susceptible for pathogens.
Gut health - An evolving science
As described in Part I and Part II, good gut status starts from a clean and safe feed that is well controlled for microbial and oxidative deterioration, including inhibition of mould growth during storage, elimination of pathogens such as Salmonella in feed and water, prevention of oxidative deterioration in fat-rich r ...
Biosecurity Under a New Environment
Biosecurity is the foundation for all disease prevention programs (Dewulf, et al., 2018), and all the more important in antibiotic reduction scenarios. It includes the combination of all measures taken to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of diseases and is based on the prevention of and protection against inf ...
Gut Health - Feed hygiene and diarrhoea management
It is well documented that the weaning period is related to environmental and social changes which negatively impact the physiology, microbiology and immunology of piglets. Under commercial conditions the use of high doses of ZnO (2100 to 3100 mg/kg) in post-weaning diets has proven to be effective in improving animal ...
ASIA: Antibiotic alternatives in an evolving regulatory and consumer landscape
Searching for alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) has become an imperative task in animal industry today. Probiotics appear to be one of the promising solutions. Probiotics refer to various microbial strains, either in single or in combination.
Young Animal Nutrition
Ensuring that the gut is healthy is critically important for all of life's activity, since all nutrients must of course be absorbed through the gut. The right raw material choice therefore, limits the growth of pathogenic bacteria in young livestock animals.
Stress Management
Modern farming practices, characterized by high stocking densities, highly productive genetics, early weaning and uncontrolled high or low temperatures, impose a cumulative stress on the animal. The resulting high concentrations of oxidative stressors in animal cells can compromise the animal performances with signific ...
Young Animal Nutrition
One of the most important parameters when evaluating feed ingredients is the digestibility of the nutrients they contain. Published in nutrition guides, these digestibility values are often used in research projects to verify published data or shed light on new hypotheses – and they are of key importance when formulati ...
Towards the responsible use of antibiotics and a new approach to animal health
Combinations of acids, salts and other functional feed additives are a new generation of feed additives which can hardly be classified as acidifiers. However, following the development of those products since the mid of the last century it is still save to speak about the third generation of organic acids.

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