Effect of Free Medium Chain Fatty Acids on Zootechnical Performances and Health of Piglets after Weaning

Feb 27, 2017

The environmental, nutritional, social and managerial changes that happen during the weaning period are a real challenge for piglets, and they can cause severe health problems for the animals. In order to prove that medium chain fatty acids are worthy alternatives to be used against these problems, in this article Wouter Naeyaert and Gil De Clercq, Product Managers at Nuscience, will share the results of field trials carried out in different countries and involving 5244 piglets of different genetics. ...

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Mastitis Due to Mycoplasma bovis Insights

Feb 27, 2017

Cows infected with mycoplasma spread the infection both vertically through milk and horizontally to other animals through aerosols, direct contact, milking systems or objects contaminated with the infectious organisms (fomites) such as bedding, water or feed. In their article, Raúl Vázquez, Global Dairy Technical Services Manager and Rinse Jan Boersma, Global Marketing Director Dairy Cattle for Bayer Animal Health, will explain what mycoplasmas are, why they are a problem, and what to do when mycoplasma is suspected or diagnosed. ...

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Chances for Phytogenic Feed Additives in Antibiotic-free Animal Production

Feb 27, 2017

The discovery of antibiotics is one of the most important achievements in modern medicine. This article, written by Tobias Aumiller, Research and Development manager for Swine and Microbiology, Emily Zhou, Research and Development manager for Poultry and Immunology and Andreas S. Müller, Head of Research & Development at Delacon, briefly reviews the mode of action of antibiotics and evaluates the potential of phytogenic substances in their treatment in antibiotic-free livestock production. ...

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Managing Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Feb 27, 2017

Diabetes management involves veterinary care and a daily routine at home that usually includes insulin administration, a consistent diet, regular exercise and monitoring. This article about diabetes mellitus is written by Dr Linda Horspool BVMS, PhD, DipECVPT, MRCVS, recognised specialist in pharmacology and toxicology, Director Scientific Marketing Affairs, Global Companion Animal Business, MSD Animal Health. ...

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