Influence of age on the standardised ileal amino acid digestibility of maize and barley...

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Grains are the major energy sources in broilers. However, they also supply about 40% of the total dietary protein and contribute significantly to the...

Apparent metabolisable energy of common cereal grains for broiler chickens is influenced by bird...

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The current study was conducted to investigate the influence of broiler age on the apparent metabolisable energy (AME) and nitrogen-corrected AME (AMEn) of four...

Effect of multi-xylanase system on growth performance and gut health in broilers

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Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP), particularly arabinoxylans (AX), with complex biochemical structures are one of the main causative factors for impaired growth performance and poor gut...

Feed physical quality

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The effect of feed form is well established, however, feed physical quality is often seen as an issue in the field (see Figure 1)....

Protein digestive dynamics influence growth performance of broiler chickens

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Three apical diets were formulated to stimulate different protein digestion rates dependent on the major constituents: standard (soybean meal), rapid (whey protein) and very...

Effects of beta glucans in poultry health and nutrition

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Immune modulators such as beta glucans have today a major role in poultry production. The poultry production industry has seen astonishing improvements over the past...

Nutritional modulation of broiler intestine in the starter period and intestinal integrity

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Gut health which is characterized by intestinal integrity, intestinal microflora, mucin and enterocyte functionality, may be of greatest concern among poultry producers because it...

A Box-Behnken assessment of fishmeal and sorghum inclusions in broiler diets

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The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of starch and protein digestive dynamics on broiler growth performance using Box-Behnken response surface...

FAO published a report on animal nutrition strategies

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FAO’s publication helps producers use nutrition strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in their farms. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing threat to...

Methionine supplementation reduces plasma amino acid circulation and enhanced apparent digestibility in broiler chickens

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of methionine supplementation on amino acid concentration in systemic plasma, apparent amino acid digestibilities...

Probiotic Bacillus licheniformis significantly improves layer performance

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Adding probiotic Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710 to layer diets was shown to improve layer performance, both in commercial as well as in research conditions....

A novel microbiome metabolic modulator improved growth performance and intestinal morphology during a coccidiosis...

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The present study was designed to investigate the effects of a precision glycan Microbiome Metabolic Modulator (MMM) on growth performance and gut health parameters...

A dose response of a heat stable phytase on broiler performance and nutrient digestibility

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Phytases have been heavily researched for decades and been used commercially since the early 1990s. Phytase from microbial origin is therefore added to monogastric...

Use of commercial premixes with low levels of organic trace minerals on egg production...

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Common industry practice is to supply trace minerals well above published recommendations. An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of two commercial premixes...

Sustainable chicken meat production is enhanced by tangibly reduced crude protein diets

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The environmental impact of soyabean meal is estimated to be approximately three times that of grain and successful implementation of reduced crude protein diets...

Growth begins in the gut

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In the race to replace antibiotics on Canadian poultry farms, some producers have successfully adopted yeast-based prebiotic supplements. But there’s more potential to enhance...

VAL-CO, clean and dry feed from delivery to consumption

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A VAL-CO feed storage and transport system is designed to keep feed clean and dry from delivery to consumption. Store your feed in our...

Bacterial bile salt hydrolase for a good microbiota

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However, limiting antibiotics use could compromise animal production efficiency and health. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop effective alternatives to antibiotic growth...

Nutritional economics for commercial turkey operations

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Feed is the single biggest cost to a turkey operation, 60% to 70% of the cost of production is related to feed, with energy...

Using a multi-protease enzyme in poultry diets to improve broilers performance

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The present study investigates the effect of protease on the productivity of broilers under reduced crude protein (CP) and amino acid (AA) diet conditions....

Fatty acids in ABF poultry production: a nutritionist’s perspective

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The beneficial role of short-chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids on gut health and reducing pathogen colonization has been well documented over...

Comparative sustainability of differing dietary amino acids and energy regimes for individual laying hens...

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Poultry production has been identified as an efficient source of terrestrial, farmed animal protein. However, in tandem with all food production, sustainability into the...

Layer nutrition associated with different production systems

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The egg industry continues to grow; in the past this was in cage production, but today’s growth is focused on alternative production systems such...

Water quality guidelines for turkeys

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Turkeys typically consume twice as much water as feed, so it is important to provide a clean, healthy water supply. Water not only serves...

Inclusion of black soldier fly larvae in a meat chicken diet has minor effect...

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The caecal microbiota composition of commercial broilers is essential to the poultry industry as it can affect the broiler’s health and performance.  Bioactive components of...

Performance, immunity and blood biochemical parameters of broiler chickens fed diets containing Kappaphycus alvarezii

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Kappaphycus alvarezii (KPA) can be incorporated at 1.50% in diets for improved performance, immuno-responsiveness and blood biochemical parameters in broiler chickens. Introduction Kappaphycus alvarezii (KPA) is...

Response of broilers fed phytase enzymes of different optimal pH ranges alone or in...

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Dr. Kelley Wamsley and colleagues at the Mississippi State University Poultry Science Department recently completed a research project that investigated how broilers respond when...

Spirulina platensis Algae, a novel poultry feed additive

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Identifying alternative replacements for soybean meal in a high quality and reasonable price is of importance in poultry production and physiological parameters. Spirulina platensis...

Effect of graded levels of supplementary phytase in diets with and without rapeseed meal...

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Application of dietary enzymes, including phytase, protease, and carbohydrases, alone or in combination, to facilitate phosphorus, protein, and energy utilization is a common approach...

Nutritional additive strengthens bones in layer hens

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Bone quality in egg-laying hens benefits from a common feed supplement as well as from traits that help their skeletons store calcium, research shows....

Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT4529): 35 years of Italian research (1985-2020)

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The history of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) follows that of many strains produced by Centro Sperimentale del Latte and acts...

The importance of feeding time observation

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Achieving proper bodyweight, flock uniformity, and sexual maturity at light stimulation are some of the biggest management challenges for broiler breeder farms. Today’s breeder pullets...

Performance, intestinal morphology and antioxidant status of broilers fed o-regano essential oil or an...

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In this study, the effect of an oregano essential oil, or a blend of formic and propionic acids and essential oil on mineral carriers,...

Antioxidants in poultry nutrition and reproduction. An update

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For the last three decades poultry production worldwide has made tremendous progress in terms of quantity and quality of meat and egg production, including...

Drought impacts on plant ground cover on a free range egg farm

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In this study drought conditions were experienced and was high-lighted the difficulty for farms in maintaining green ground cover during adverse dry conditions. Introduction Maintaining vegetation...

Calcium nutrition, bone metabolism, and eggshell quality in longer-persisting layers

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As regard layers management, rather than being depopulated at 60 to 70 weeks of age, or being moulted to allow for additional production cycles,...

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

Natural antioxidants and vitagene concept in poultry production – Second part

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From vitamins to vitagene. In this second part the focus will be on the Vitagene concept, which refers to a group of genes involved...

Best practice in feed management

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How innovative thinking and a proactive approach can ensure best practice with feed on broiler farms In partnership with Cobb, this article examines best practice...

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

Chelated copper compared to antibiotics effect on gut health in broilers

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In this study the specific interventions of chelated copper methionine hydroxy analogue (cuMHAC) and a combination of cuMHAC and an effective foregut acidifier were...

Black soldier fly larvae in meat chicken diets modifies the fatty acid profile in...

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Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae are a promising alternative feed ingredient for monogastrics,includingpoultry.However,theimpactoffeedingBSFlarvaeinbroilerdietson the fatty acid profile of the breast chicken meat remains unknown.  This...

Impact of dietary soluble non-starch polysaccharide levels on the gastrointestinal environment of young broilers

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The dietary fibre content of broilers diets is frequently neglected during feed formulation, despite the prevalence of fibrous material in feed ingredients and notable...

Natural antioxidants in poultry production

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From vitamins to vitagenes - First part In general, there are four major types of stress in poultry production: technological, environmental, nutritional and internal stresses....

Effects of yeast and its derivatives on meat yield

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The present experiment was designed to determine the effects of yeast and its derivatives on meat yield and hematological indices of broiler chickens challenged...

Phytic acid reduction in canola and camelina meals

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Canola and camelina meals have been identified as alternative plant protein sources in place of soybean meal for animal feeding. The use of these...

Development of coccidial vaccinal immunity is not impaired by feeding oregano essential oil

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Coccidial vaccination is an alternative to medication programmes, although vaccination can lead to impaired performance. The objective of this study was to determine the effect...

Broilers diets with high and low net energy but similar metabolisable energy

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A semi-commercial scale feeding study was conducted to compare formulations of broiler diets based on predicted net energy (NE) and metabolisable energy (ME). It...

Benefits of non-synthetic, natural oregano essential oil in pullet rearing

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Feeding oregano essential oil to pullets during rearing can help to improve flock uniformity, reproductive fitness and feed efficiency, according to research undertaken at...

Research examines different dietary treatments for woody breast

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in which researchers examined different...

Effects of probiotic bacillus Amyloliquefaciens H57 on performance and intestinal microbiota of chickens

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Direct fed microbials are a potential probiotic alternative to antibiotic growth promoters for improving animal production and preventing enteric pathogen infections. We are studying the effects...

Meta-analysis of genetic parameters of feed conversion and related traits in chickens

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The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of some factors on heritability estimates of body weight (BW), feed conversion ratio (FCR), feed intake (FI),...

Ideal amino acids and chicken gut disturbance

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There is considerable interest in the development of low protein diets with supplemental amino acids for broiler chickens due to economic, environmental and bird welfare advantages....

Potential to produce poultry feed from food wastes

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The annual food waste in Australia is estimated at 7.5 million tonnes with the majority disposed of in landfills. This not only causes significant economic loss...

Phytase efficacy in young turkeys versus young broilers

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Based on tibia-ash content, equivalency between phytase enzymes with young turkeys appeared to be similar with young broilers. An extensive review about “microbial phytase...

Corn milling efficiency and particle size effects on pullet growth performance

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Corn is usually ground locally at the feed mill, while soybean meal is pre-processed and feed mills have little control over its particle size...

Origin of feed ingredients in Dutch compound feeds

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Wageningen University and Research (WUR) studied the origin of protein-rich feed ingredients, which in 2018 were applied in Dutch compound feeds. 65% of proteins...

Rise of Yeast Bioactives expands the toolbox for livestock operators

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Canadian Bio-Systems receives Veterinary Health Products approval for Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid, a yeast bioactive technology. An innovative new category of science-powered yeast technology, with dynamic potential to...

Energy utilization in broilers fed a sorghum-based diets supplemented with phytase and carbohydrases

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This study was conducted to evaluate the endogenous enzyme activities and energy utilization of broilers fed sorghum-based diets supplemented with phytase and carbohydrases Broilers were...

Supplementing Bacillus strains in chicken diets

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The present study investigated the effects of dietary supplementation of several Bacillus strains on growth performance, intestinal inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, antioxidants and tight...

Low protein diets supplemented with glycine, glutamine or arginine for broilers

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A previous study highlighted differences between a low protein (LP) diet and a higher concentration of amino acids (AA) for intestinal permeability and performance...

Low protein diets downregulate hepatic enzymes

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Low protein diets have clear benefits for the poultry industry with regards to health, welfare and production. Dean et al., (2006) found that supplementing low...

Research examines alternative feeding programs and photostimulation periods for broiler breeders

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers...

Broiler breeders, a research on alternative feeding programs and photostimulation periods

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers...

NIRS study on nutritional profiles of 100 soybean meal samples from USA and Brazil

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This paper compares the nutrient profile of soybean meal (SBM) samples from the USA and Brazil. Proximate analysis, total amino acids, standardized ileal digestibility...

Effect of arginine and lysine on broiler chickens

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Arginine is an essential amino acid for poultry and plays crucial roles in different biological pathways. Recent findings highlighted that the recommended levels of...

Comparison of the effects of dietary available phosphorus and feed restriction on performance, egg...

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This study was performed to evaluate the effect of available phosphorus and restricted feeding level on laying hens productivity, egg quality and yolk fatty...

Feeding broilers of the future

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The only way to maintain production is to improve the understanding of precision nutrition so that producers can feed broilers with low or no...

Path to the 100 week age layers in cage free systems

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Egg producers are always looking for ways to improve layer hen’s efficiency as, nowadays, the genetic potential of layers is targeting an extended age...

Trials show oregano essential oil supports anticoccidial vaccination

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Oregano essential oil, well-documented for its antimicrobial action when included in the diets of various poultry species, has been found to be particularly effective...

Copper influences broilers’ performance and growth

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Copper (Cu) is an essential component involved in a wide variety of biochemical processes. It must be supplemented in the trace mineral premix as...

Broiler nutrition, future efficiency

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Talking about broiler nutrition, we all want the best possible return while investing as little as possible: efficiency is the keyword to success and...

Metabolisable energy of ingredients in peak layers

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Layer nutritionists typically rely on apparent metabolisable energy data generated in broilers as layer AME data are less available. The bioassays are typically conducted...

Science unveils new pathway to broiler chicken growth performance

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A new tool has emerged for broiler chicken operations seeking new ways to optimize results while keeping aligned with a full range of the...

The role of mechanistic theory in delaying the development of NSPases

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This brief paper attempts to review the history of development of the mechanistic theories for NSPases and how this has possibly delayed advances. NSPase feed...

Crude soybean lecithin and vegetable acid oil as energy sources for broiler chickens

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Lecithin and acid oil, as co-products from vegetable oil refining process, are economic alternatives to conventional fat sources and may represent an efficient energy...

Reducing undigested protein available at the intestinal wall on broilers

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An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of supplementing an inherently thermo stable protease in broilers fed diets based on single raw materials,...

In Vitro evaluation of xylo-oligosaccharide production from different batches of wheat with and without...

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Supplementing poultry diets with xylanase partially depolymerizes the xylans present in the dietary cereals, reducing the number of sugars in the molecular chains. The...

Changing role of poultry nutritionist in a changing industry

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Reflecting back on 30 years of working in the poultry industry as nutritionists we realize that the biggest changes that have occurred have mostly...

Effects of low protein and balanced amino acid levels on birds under subclinic NE

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One benefit of low protein (LP) diets is improving gut health in a future of antibiotic-growth promoter free diets. Drew et al., (2004) found an...

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