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Reconstruction of Ancient Chromosomes Offers Insight into Mammalian Evolution

Jun 23, 2017

What if researchers could go back in time 105 million years and accurately sequence the chromosomes of the first placental mammal? What would it reveal about evolution and modern mammals, including humans? Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the UK collaborated with academics from University of California, Davis (UC Davis), Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Konkuk University in Seoul and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, to go back in time by computationally recreating the chromosomes of the first eutherian mammal, the long-extinct shrew-like ancestor of all placental mammals. The findings are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and have broad implications for understanding how chromosomal rearrangements over millions of years may contribute to human diseases, such as cancer. Harris Lewin, a lead author of the study and a professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, said: “The revolution in DNA sequencing has provided us with enough chromosome-scale genome assemblies to permit the computational reconstruction of the eutherian ancestor, as well as other key... ...

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NUTRIAD LAUNCHES TRACE MINERALS IN USA

Jun 20, 2017

The American pork sector continues strong in 2017, driven by the export market and slightly lower hog weights. Companies across the sector are investing in new plants and supply is set to increase by 3% to 4% this year. With this positive outlook in mind, the World Pork Expo (WPE) in Des Moines, Iowa (USA) was set to be a success.  At the WPE, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad shared information on its leading technologies and new product lines.   During the show, Nutriad launched its NutriTrace® minerals, a new line of organic minerals, developed by using state-of-the-art technology, which finally offers the industry new ideas on mineral nutrition. According to Guilherme Bromfman, Business Director for Nutriad in the Americas: “The NutriTrace® product line is a great addition to the company’s portfolio as it represents an improvement on the industry standards, the same way our other technologies do, showing once again Nutriad’s strength in science and research.” The WPE also offered Nutriad the opportunity to present and discuss its recently... ...

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COLOSUS, ONE STEP FURTHER IN HIGH-GROWTH BASEMIXES

Jun 19, 2017

Produmix releases COLOSUS, its new high-growth basemixes line. This line is the result of the work done by Produmix’s R&D&I team that, after an in-depth analysis and many trials, has developed a basemix which increases notably the weight of the piglet. COLOSUS is the product of an exhaustive study of piglet’s digestive system and the interaction of the different components of the basemix. They analyzed where and how these particles must be placed to make the most of them and their synergies. Once these aspects are identified, each component is subjected to a special encapsulation process to ensure its release in the most appropriate zone. It favors the synergies and the antagonic effects between them. As can be seen after the trials conducted both in Produmix’s experimental farm and the commercial ones, COLOSUS stands out due to the increase in the average body gain, obtaining 300-500 g/piglet in the pre-starter stage and 700-1.000 in the starter one. COLOSUS is a PRODUMIX product aimed at those farms whose main priorities are... ...

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Anpario Appoints Regional Manager for Australasia

Jun 13, 2017

Anpario is pleased to announce that James (Jim) Hughes will be joining Anpario Pty Ltd (Australia) as the Regional Manager for Australasia. Jim will be responsible for Australia, including the new Cobbett acquisition, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Jim will report to Richard Chong, Regional Director for Asia Pacific, who said “Jim will bring considerable drive and enthusiasm to our interests in the region. I’m sure you will want to join me in wishing Jim every success in his career with Anpario”. Jim has multiple years of experience within the industry joining Anpario from Coopers Animal Health, a division of MSD Animal Health. His most recent role at MSD was Regional Sales Manager for New South Wales where he was responsible for the sales team, key account management, operational expenditure and developing sales strategies to grow the business. Jim’s recent experience in clostridial and speciality vaccines and his sales leadership capabilities will be invaluable in driving the growth of the Anpario brand and our market leading products. ...

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New Aquaculture event in the global Animal Health Innovation

Jun 13, 2017

Kisaco Research is excited to announce the latest addition in the global Animal Health Innovation event portfolio: Aquaculture Innovation Summit. Kisaco Resarch’s objective is to showcase cutting-edge modern technologies that are helping shape the industry. The aquaculture industry is the fastest growing food production sector in the world and is poised to be one of the most important sectors to achieve the global protein production challenge of 2050. Also coming up this year: Animal Health Innovation LatAm, 27-28 June 2017 Animal Health Innovation Asia, 18-19 October 2017 Animal Health Innovation London, 20-21 February 2018  View the full event calendar >> The Animal Health Innovation series provides an opportunity to build networks – in London this February over 1000 meetings were scheduled over two days. The series focuses on showcasing and supporting innovation in the industry. So far 36 companies have presented their novel technologies to potential investors and collaborators and hundreds more have connected with Industry partners. To learn more about any event in the portfolio please get in touch:... ...

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International Animal Health leaders gather in Prince Edward Island

Jun 13, 2017

Charlottetown, PE (June 13, 2017) – Senior executives, investors, emerging companies, regulators and researchers from around the world are in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, June 12 – 14th to attend VetHealth Global™, North America’s premier International Animal Health and Nutrition Business Conference. The biennial conference, hosted by the PEI BioAlliance, is a gathering place for international industry leaders to discuss emerging market trends, global regulatory issues, and innovative developments in companion and food animal health and nutrition. This is the seventh such event hosted by the BioAlliance since 2007. Welcome remarks will be given by the province and Dr. Randolph Seidler, Vice President, Global Head of Business Development Animal Health at Boehringer Ingelheim will provide the opening plenary address, setting the stage for this year’s event. As the second largest animal health business in the world, Boehringer Ingelheim has more than 10,000 employees worldwide, products available in more than 150 markets and a global presence in 99 countries. “The theme for this year’s Vethealth Global Conference is insight, foresight, and... ...

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More animal health solutions needed for a climate-ready future

Jun 6, 2017

Brussels, 6 June 2017 – There is an urgent need for innovation-driven policies as well as wider acceptance and uptake of modern technologies in many areas for Europe’s agricultural sector to be able to adjust to the challenges of climate change. Speaking at the 3rd European climate change adaptation conference, taking place in Glasgow (Scotland) this week, IFAH-Europe Secretary General said, “European agriculture is striving to meet with UN Sustainable Development goals for more sustainable production methods while facing the enormous challenge of adapting to increased climate variability and more extreme weather. Along with this, farmers are having to deal with the impacts of new animal disease outbreaks with milder climates seeing a wider geographical expansion of vector-borne disease and more humid environments escalating the spread of disease.” Recent disease outbreaks such as the H5N8 avian influenza strain which spread across several EU member states this past year, or the emergence of lumpy skin disease and African swine fever in recent years serve as a stark reminder of the impacts... ...

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NUTRIAD PRESENTS AGP ALTERNATIVES IN INDONESIA

Jun 6, 2017

Global leader in gut health and mycotoxin solutions NUTRIAD showcased its program for responsible use of antibiotics and efficient mycotoxin management at the 12th Livestock, Feed, Dairy, and Fisheries Industry Show in Indonesia – INDO LIVESTOCK 2017. As the Indonesian government, has indicated its intent to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock production, producers are keen to understand alternative strategies NUTRIAD has developed through years of research. Dr. Glenn Alfred S. Ferriol, Area Manager for Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines, stated “It’s becoming more exciting for Nutriad as there has been an overwhelming interest from the farmers, feed mills and integrators to know more about Nutriad’s alternative to antibiotics. Two years ago, Nutriad launched its target-release precisely delivered butyrate –ADIMIX Precision® – in Indonesia, which gave way for an effective and consistent alternative to AGPs’ in the market with and extra benefit on food safety programs specifically against SALMONELLA. Adimix Precision has also been demonstrated to be effective in helping pigs recover quickly from the negative effect of Porcine Epidemic... ...

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International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) Launched

Jun 6, 2017

Brussels, Belgium – Regulatory authorities and feed and feed ingredient associations from Canada, the European Union and the United States met in Brussels in May to launch the International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF). This important international cooperation aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients. Founding ICCF members include the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the European Commission (DG SANTE), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF). ICCF Chair Melissa Dumont highlighted the importance of this initiative, saying “the ICCF is the result of a concerted effort to bring together feed regulators and industry feed associations to work together to develop common guidance documents for technical requirements needed in the... ...

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We must recognize ‘animal health matters’ in order to safeguard people and planet, says World Veterinary Association and HealthforAnimals

Jun 6, 2017

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and HealthforAnimals have announced a new collaboration, Animal Health Matters, which highlights how the greatest global challenges, from food security to zoonotic disease, cannot be conquered without managing and controlling disease in animals. “It’s simple. Animal health matters. Recognizing this must be the starting point for tackling some of the world’s most difficult challenges,” explains Dr Rene Carlson, President of the WVA. “Rabies is one of the clearest examples of the importance of collaboration — 95% of all human cases originate from a dog bite. This devastating, but preventable, disease kills 60,000 people every year, yet better dog vaccination programs would protect animal health whilst dramatically reducing the risk to humans. “Likewise, topics such as antimicrobial resistance are beginning to be better understood, but more needs to be done to show why animal health matters, which is a key driver behind our latest collaboration with HealthforAnimals,” she adds. The new online resource (Animal Health Matters) aims to educate and build greater awareness of the most... ...

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