Canada Advances Solutions for Global Aquaculture Productivity

Jul 4, 2016

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing animal foodproducing sector, supplying some 64 million tons of highquality seafood per year, at an average annual growth rate of 8.8 per cent. With depleted wild fish stocks, aquaculture production is meeting the increasing demand for nutritious food and animal protein. Rory Francis, Executive Director of Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, discusses how innovative thinking, industry-relevant research, and highquality infrastructure are making an important contribution to the advancement of an industry that is demonstrating its importance as a highly-efficient, low-footprint means of feeding a growing world population. ...

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Roscoe’s Remedy, Part 2 – The View from Below

Jul 4, 2016

Following on from the last issue, Denni O.Day, President and CEO of VetPharm Inc., explores the issues facing all study investigators: follow the study protocol exactly, record all required data as soon as it is observed, and account for all study drug. Another fascinating article illustrating how trial participation can benefit pets and their owners. ...

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Reproductive Function of Breeding Gilts Exposed to Zearalenone and a Mycotoxin Deactivator

Jul 4, 2016

Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by naturally occurring metabolic processes in fungi. The most frequently concurrently occurring non-specific symptoms of mycotoxin contamination in fattening pigs and piglets is decreased feed intake or feed refusal – very typical for deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination and diarrhoea. O. Averkieva and R. Borutova of Nutriad International recommend applying an effective mycotoxin deactivator, which offers an opportunity to significantly improve animal health, performance, productivity and profit impaired by mycotoxins. ...

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The Role of Probiotics in Veterinary Medicine

Jul 4, 2016

The use of probiotics in veterinary medicine has gained popularity in recent years and many different conditions are now successfully managed with probiotic therapy. The intestinal microflora and the impact of probiotics is currently an area of interest for researchers and clinicians alike. This article by James Kyffin, of Protexin Veterinary, will examine the variations in the microflora seen in specific conditions and how probiotics can influence this, with particular focus on the evidence available in dogs and cats. ...

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