Total Gut Integrity in Poultry and Synergistic Role of Herbs

Jul 4, 2016

Total Gut Integrity (TGI) can be defined as “the maintenance of intestinal health to enable the expression of the full genetic potential for growth and yield and to fully utilise the dietary nutrients”. A sound gut is a must for the best production performance of a poultry bird. The better the digestive performance, the better will be the productivity and profitability of the farm. In recent years, the problems associated with total gut integrity (TGI) have been the major reason behind huge losses to the poultry industry. Dr Srijit Tripathi, of Ayurvet Limited, discusses the factors which can be responsible for the impaired gut of a bird. ...

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Care and Welfare Oversight of Agricultural Animals used in Agricultural Research

Jul 4, 2016

Agricultural animal production is predicted to continue to grow as the world’s population expands, largely because of increased dietary reliance on livestock and poultry products, including meat, milk and milk products, and eggs, in developing countries. There are clear international expectations for the care and use of farm animals in agricultural research, which are very similar to those in place for traditional laboratory animal species, used in biomedical research settings. Patricia V. Turner, Co-Chair of the WVA Policy Committee, explains that all personnel working with agricultural animals in research settings must be competent and knowledgeable to ensure that animal care is optimised. ...

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