Phytogenics Improve First-line Defence in Swine and Poultry

Dec 7, 2016

Swine and poultry breeds have a high genetic performance potential that can only be realised in case of optimal housing conditions, high health status, low stress levels and good quality feeds. Ester Vinyeta, Species Leader Swine and Feed Technology Expert at Delacon and Jan Dirk van der Klis, Head of Products & Innovation, Species Leader Poultry, teach us how important it is to understand intestinal disorders in order to be able to develop effective intervention strategies. ...

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Microbiomes Set to Dominate Agri-science for the Foreseeable

Dec 7, 2016

In his editorial Phil Christopher, BSc Agric, knowledge transfer assistant at Envirosystems UK Ltd, developer of innovative biological conditioning applications for livestock farming leads us into the world of micro-organisms. Being part of the research project team with Lancaster University, he summarises the results of tests made on soil samples and crayons out green bedding questions and other options for dairy cow cubicles. ...

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Improving Treatment Adherence in Diabetes Mellitus

Dec 7, 2016

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disorder that is diagnosed in around three to five per 1000 dogs and cats. The diabetes management involves veterinary care and daily routine at home. Dr Linda Horspool BVMS (1988), PhD (1992), DipECVPT (2000), MRCVS and RCVS, recognised specialist in pharmacology and toxicology (2015), advises how veterinarians should approach clients in order to provide the best conceivable treatment which is beneficial for their pets.         ...

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Ectoparasite Control: The Case for Plunge Dipping

Dec 7, 2016

It is extremely important to identify parasites accurately in order to use the correct treatment on the animals. Dr Peter Bates Ph.D., M.R.S.B., C.Biol., F.R.E.S. is a Parasitologist with over 40 years’ experience. He has had a ‘hands-on’ approach to research into diseases of sheep, particularly scab and other ectoparasites. In this editorial, Mr Bates introduces the history of plunge dipping, products used, advantages and solutions. ...

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