Animal Feed Additives Market to Grow Owing to Enhanced Consumption of Meat and Milk Based Products Till 2025 | Million Insights

Oct 30, 2017

The global animal feed additives market demand was over 256 kilo tons in 2015. The key driver for increasing market penetration was due to rapid and fast consumption of meat and other products processed from milk which is considered as one of the leading sources of protein and essential nutrients. Feed additives are the key components for the rapid improvement of metabolism in the livestock. These constituents act as a catalyst by providing advantages such as improving weight gain, prevention of diseases, digestion, vitamin intake as well as enhances the quality of meat. Due to these specialty additional features to the finished product, the industry is estimated to witness tremendous growth for the addition of additives in the feed over the near future. Another major factor affecting the market growth include the outbreak of numerous diseases affecting livestock like swine flu, mouth infection, and bird flu has increased the importance for safety and quality of meat and meat products. Amino acids such as methionine, lysine, thiamine and tryptophan have been... ...

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Antibiotics sales reach record low

Oct 30, 2017

Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since records began. The UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance Report 2016, released on 27th October, shows sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals dropped by 27%, beating a government-set target by two years. Total antibiotic sales fell from 62mg/kg in 2014 to 45mg/kg in 2016, surpassing a government target of 50mg/kg set following recommendations in the 2016 O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Sales of all the highest-priority antibiotics – considered critically important for human health – have also dropped, accounting for less than 1% of all antibiotics sold for use in animals in 2016. This includes an 83% reduction in sales of colistin. UK CVO Nigel Gibbens said: “These results are immensely positive to see and show the combined efforts of vets and farmers to reduce antibiotic use are paying off. Vets are taking accountability for their prescribing decisions and farmers are investing in disease prevention. “We need solidarity across the... ...

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Veterinary laser testing awaits London Vet Show delegates

Oct 30, 2017

Online veterinary equipment supplier Vet Direct has added a range of surgical lasers to its product list. Set to launch the Aesculight lasers as part of its range at the upcoming London Vet Show, the company will become one of only a handful of suppliers authorised to sell the surgical tools to the UK market, and is encouraging visitors to book a “test drive” to trial the products at the event. Offering five different models, the company said Aesculight lasers allow for efficient and precise surgical procedures, and are proven to reduce the pain experienced by animals in comparison to conventional methods. The pen-like hand piece and fibre waveguide technology ensures easy access to hard-to-reach surgical sites, and is now used by more than 12,000 physicians and vets worldwide. Aesculight laserOne of the Aesculight models. Managing director at Vet Direct Leon Wright said: “Using lasers is already standard practice within human surgery and has started to become popular in animals in recent years. “Many procedures are now even seen as... ...

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Vets called to play lead role against factory farming

Oct 30, 2017

Vets have a key part to play in bringing about a food farming revolution that could end the suffering of billions of factory farm animals globally. Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) chief executive Philip Lymbery wants to see a “systemic change“ in the way farm animals are kept and believes the veterinary community has a vital role to play in setting society “on a new course“ in the way it deals with them. This would see animals moved away from factory farm settings to those that enhance welfare, wellness and afford them opportunity to express natural behaviour. Mr Lymbery said: “The veterinary community can play a strong leadership role in bringing about a food and farming revolution based on farm animals being kept in conditions that respect their natural behaviours, and give them the fresh air and freedom the British landscape is richly able to provide. “It makes absolute sense, in terms of animal health and welfare, to move away from cages, crates and confinement, toward systems that better respect... ...

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Royal Veterinary College-led bid to promote scientific collaboration secures Government support

Oct 30, 2017

The Royal Veterinary College is celebrating the success of a bid, prepared on behalf of London’s Knowledge Quarter, to conduct a Science and Innovation Audit. Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today that he was instigating an Audit of science and innovation strengths in the geographical area which includes the RVC’s Camden campus and the RVC’s business incubator, the London BioScience Innovation Centre.   The Audit will investigate the extent and ability for the Knowledge Quarter area to deliver major economic benefits for the wider UK. It will focus on five ‘smart specialisms’: Emerging Infectious Diseases, including Antimicrobial Resistance; Musculoskeletal Pathology Associated with Ageing; Dementias; Digital Archiving, Curation and Publishing; and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence.   In addition, the Audit will map the area’s global competitive advantages, and build on identified areas of current and emergent strength which will increase UK productivity, create jobs, and drive economic growth.   Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, said: “Now in its third wave, the Science and Innovation... ...

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Scientists at Royal Veterinary College show homeopathy only appears to work because of perceptual errors

Oct 30, 2017

A recent peer reviewed article authored by Professor Peter Lees, Emeritus Professor in Pharmacology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), definitively explains why homeopathy in veterinary care can appear to be effective because of perceptual mistakes, when in fact these products are fundamentally non-effective. This ground-breaking study also has significant implications for the use of homeopathic treatments in people. The article, ‘Comparison of veterinary drugs and veterinary homeopathy’ (part 1 and 2) has been published by Veterinary Record, will be of particular interest to vets, doctors and scientists, as well as anyone who has used homeopathic products for themselves or their animals. The article shows how many phenomena perceived in laboratories and clinical environments are not the result of understood causes, but rather simple coincidence. This can mean, for example, that health improvements can be erroneously linked to an ineffective product – such as a homeopathic ‘remedy’. The article shows that there are many psychological biases that can mislead physicians in judging the effectiveness of treatments. Because of the inherent uncertainties in assessing the body’s response to treatments, cognitive bias can prevent a vet... ...

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Nutriad hosts technical seminar in Poland

Oct 26, 2017

Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD hosted a major conference for industry professional and business partners in Poland this month. An interactive programme included a wide range of technical and market topics addressed with presentations by guest speakers and Nutriad product and business managers. The event was kicked off by Nutriad CEO Erik Visser, who outlined Nutriad’s on-going development and commitment to the global feed additive market in general and to Polish customers in particular. With an annual production of close to 10 Mmt of feed, a dominant poultry sector and strong year on year growth, the Polish market holds interesting potential for the product offering of Nutriad. After the hiring of new staff members, the opening of a new office in Warsaw the most recent seminar further confirmed Nutriad’s ambitions in Poland. Professor Lipiński from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn presented latest insights related to the Impact of Nutrition on the Health and Productivity of Poultry, while Dr Bogdan Cegiełka from Vet-Com spoke about the Limitation of use... ...

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Nutriad launches portfolio in Cambodia

Oct 24, 2017

Belgium headquartered NUTRIAD, a global leader in feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture, announced the introduction of its portfolio into the Cambodian market. During a well-attended seminar in Phnom Penh Nutriad, and its local distribution partner FLS, presented research and novel products to a group of industry professionals.   Cambodia is a low-income country with a population of 16 million. The economy was centrally planned from the early 1980’s until 1991. Economic reforms were initiated as early as 1985 and since 1992 the country has made significant progress toward a market economy, including liberalization of domestic markets and privatization of state owned companies. Having shown strong economic growth in recent years, emerging economy Cambodia holds great potential for further development of the agricultural industry.   BK Chew, APAC Director Nutriad, commented: “Nutriad has a presence in all Asia Pacific countries, Cambodia being the final step of our full geographical coverage in the region. At our “Helping Nutrition Happen” seminar we launched 7 products across our Palatability, Digestive Performance and... ...

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Trends in Swine Infectious Disease at Moredun Research Institute – One day International Symposium on Nov 3rd

Oct 24, 2017

The Moredun Research Institute are hosting a one day international symposium on Trends in Swine Infectious Disease on Friday November 3rd 2017 , an event which aims to provide an update on new and emerging swine infectious disease threats and novel prevention and control measures.   The Moredun Research Institute conducts world class scientific research to improve livestock health and welfare through the prevention and control of infectious diseases of livestock.   The keynote speakers at the symposium include: Dr Joaquim Segales, of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Professor Tanja Opriessnig, of The Roslin Institute.   You can view the programme here.   To register click on this link.   ...

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Nutriad Sponsors Fenavi Congress in Colombia

Oct 24, 2017

The responsible use of antimicrobials in poultry production was the main theme of the “Encuentro Avicola de Pacifico” that recently took place in Cali, Colombia. The congress addressed trends in the global poultry and egg market; sustainable production methods and the future of poultry production. European feed additives supplier NUTRIAD was a proud sponsor of the event that attracted more than 400 poultry professionals. According to estimates of the National Poultry Federation of Colombia (FENAVI) the poultry sector in Colombia is showing interesting growth versus previous year, in both chicken and egg production. As a growing industry, producers are constantly looking for innovative solutions that allow them to increase production in a safe and sustainable manner. Technical manager for South America, David Jacob, presented on “Butyrate, much more than an organic acid,” emphasizing the benefits of the butyrate molecule for intestinal health and how to realize increased production efficiency. According to David Jacob, “Given the current challenges the Colombian poultry industry is facing, in finding alternatives for anti-biotic growth promoters,... ...

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