• Animal Nutrition

    Improving broiler gut health by making the most of butyric acid

    Regarding the important role of animal nutrition in sustainable and efficient production, there is a particular need for new and advanced dietary strategies to increase the resilience of animals. Establishing and maintaining a healthy gut is crucial for improving welfare and reducing antibiotic use in poultry production. One of the greatest challenges of modern animal husbandry around the world is the sustainable, efficient improvement of animal welfare. This term refers to a number of factors, including housing climate, behaviour, health, hygiene and feeding. To be successful, the issue has to be approached holistically. For us, this means that we have  

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    The key challenges in broiler gut health: How can we help?

    The interaction between these elements is key for the development of the morphology and the function of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). This is essential for nutrient digestibility and absorption, but it is also the first line of defence against pathogens, viruses, and parasites. When building new gut health system solutions, we investigated the causes of these challenges and worked on finding an answer. These included the main topics of heat stress, feed nutritional values and quality, parasites, antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) replacements, and the main pathogenic bacteria. All these issues have a direct impact on the GIT, especially when one,  

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    Approval sought for hemp products in broiler feed

    Kanjana Kawfang | Bigstock.com An application has already been filed to gain approval for hemp in layer feed, but Hemp Feed Coalition also wants that same approval for broiler feed An application to gain federal approval for the use of hemp products in layer feed has already been filed, but efforts are being made to also seek a similar approval for hemp products in broiler feed. Speaking during the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Virtual Convention, held May 18-21, Andrew Bish, vice president of the Hemp Feed Coalition, discussed the application process. Hemp products are not approved to be used  

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