Improving Gut Health of Production Animals; Looking for Ways to Optimise Functional Feed Additives

Dec 9, 2015

One of the most important changes in livestock production over the past two decades has been the recognition of gut health as a key driver of animal performance. This phenomenon has been accelerated by increasing awareness of the impact of good livestock management profitability and the importance of disease prevention, as well as the search for means to reduce the use of antibiotics. Tim Goossens, Business Development Manager of Digestive Performance at Nutriad, discusses ways to enhance gut health and perfect functional feed additives. ...

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Is Feed Microbial Quality Attacking Your Profit?

Dec 9, 2015

In this article, Dr Gino Lorenzoni, Technical Director at Anitox, discusses the various factors which can compromise an animal’s ability to effectively process feed. These include: feed as a cause of enteritis, a condition prevalent among farmed animals; the lack of guidance on ‘safe’ limits for bacterial contamination in feed; variation of bacterial contamination within different batches of feed; and the possible effect of all these factors on how profitable an animal production operation will be. ...

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