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...

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...

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...

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...

Broiler management and feed formulation approaches in hot environments

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High temperatures can be an obstacle in livestock production particularly in tropical regions. Broilers are more susceptible to high ambient temperatures because they lack...

The effect of microbial challenge on the intestinal proteome of broilers

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In broiler production intestinal health and function is paramount to achieving efficient feed utilisation and growth. Uncovering the localised molecular mechanisms that occur during 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...

Effectiveness of a double choice test to assess dietary taste preferences in broiler chickens

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Investigations into the taste system of chickens can help to improve poultry feeding strategies. However, a comprehensive study on dietary taste preferences for broilers...

Feed Conversion Ratio optimized for farmer profit

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The farmers’ cost for animal feed is one of the main expenditures consisting of 60-70% of the overall producer costs. These producer costs are...

Dietary calcium, phytate and non-phytate phosphorus, on IP6 degradation in broilers

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The effectiveness of phytase is usually determined under phosphorus or both calcium and phosphorus deficient specifications. Phytase efficacy in terms of increasing available or...

The ability of meat chickens to extract energy from wheat

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The apparent metabolisable energy (MJ/kg dry matter) values for wheats were determined in two conventional energy balance experiments on meat chickens. A blend of...

New applications such as superdosing of phytase to maximize phytate destruction to improve performance...

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It is well documented that phytase supplementation in broiler diets improves P and Ca utilization through the destruction of phytate (IP6) and thereby allows...

How Xylanase can improve performance of a broiler diet

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Whilst xylanase rich NSP-enzymes are used consistently in wheat based diets the question remains whether the positive response seen can be ascribed solely to...

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...

Can xylanase inhibitors affect the efficacy of xylanases in poultry diets?

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Xylanase inhibitors are reported to be widely present in cereals, and can influence the assay of supplemental xylanases in feeds. In the present study, a...

Why do we need low protein meat chicken diets?

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The current level of protein used in meat chicken diets is linked to various issues observed in the industry including feed cost and feed...

EU Compound feed production in 2021 – Market Outlook 2022

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Industrial compound feed production in the EU remained stable in 2021. Looking forward, the spread of animal diseases and the continuing global grain market...

The bioavailability of zinc in poultry: what does literature say?

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Zinc bioavailability: zinc is an essential trace element for all the animals, including broilers. In case of deficiency, alteration of growth performance and distortion...

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...

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...

Evaluating phosphorous equivalency of phytases

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The use of exogenous enzymes in non-ruminant nutrition is a valuable tool to increase digestibility and therefore spare the inclusion of expensive nutrients whilst...

A new perspective on feeding broiler breeders

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Due to sophisticated genetic selection programs carried out by poultry breeding companies such as Aviagen, today’s broilers can grow with very efficient feed conversion...

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...

Feather-eating hens show specific essential amino acid appetites in a double-choice model

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Nutritional balance is one of the major considerations to prevent severe feather pecking in layer hens. Individual variation in digestive and metabolic efficiencies and...

The value of digestibility coefficients and protein

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At all times and for all human cultures animal protein took an important part of nutrient supply and has been always of a high...

Estimated total cereal production in the EU-27 for the 2022 harvest

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Experts from the Copa and Cogeca working groups on cereal and oilseed gathered in Brussels, with an estimated total cereal production of 277 million...

Lowering dietary calcium and available phosphorus in broilers

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The aim of this trial was to investigate the effect of lowering dietary calcium (Ca) and available phosphorus (av.P) during Starter (0 to 10d),...

On free amino acids – Their role in starch and protein digestive dynamics

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The quantity of glucose and amino acids absorbed from the small intestine is a function of dietary concentrations, feed intakes and digestibility coefficients. Moreover,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

NSP enzymes, gut microbiota and fermentation products

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Arabinoxylans account for 50-70% of the NSP feed enzymes present in cereal grains and make up the majority of cell wall NSP in corn,...

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...

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...

Comparison of wheat and maize-based diets on growth performance and meat quality of broiler...

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Maize and wheat are a major source of energy in broiler diets. Generally, wheat-based diets are offered to broiler chickens in Europe, Australia and...

Impact of grain type on performance in broilers under Necrotic Enteritis challenge

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of grain type on performance and gut microbiota composition in broiler chickens under a...

In vivo digestion of GM proteins in laying hens

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Despite all of the positive effects of modern technologies to improve corn and soybean yields, the consumer often has a different perception of the...

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...

Vitamin D in laying hens: how high is high enough?

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In 2010, the Institute of Medicine in the United States reviewed current literature and changed the estimated average requirement of 400 IU/day to a...

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...

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...

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...

Hybrid Feed – New approach in layer hen feed at start of production

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The actual genetic improvements in layer hens are providing the market with a layer hen producing saleable size eggs quicker than before and extending...

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...

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...

Laying hen nutrition for optimizing egg production and quality

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Hen nutrition is important; during the initial period of pullet rearing (<45 days of age), small particle size obtained by grinding of main cereals...

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...

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...

Flexible Feed Formulation with GALLIPRO

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Facing challenging goals The goal of the poultry industry is to provide consumers with safe food, while promoting poultry health and welfare, in addition to carefully...

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...

Feeding management of broiler breeders

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Modern strains of fast-growing broilers have been selected for fast growth, feed efficiency and high feed intake, and broilers are processed once they achieve...

Training the animal microbiome to degrade fibre with NSPase

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A new perspective on the mode of action of fibre-degrading enzymes NSPase. Increased understanding of NSPase mode of action is presenting a new perspective on...

Nutritional implications of antibiotic free rearing of broilers

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The gradual reduction in the use of AGP coincided with an increase in the therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm level. Especially in broiler...

The selection element in whole grain feeding regimes

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Seven dietary treatments consisting of a ground grain control and six treatments with pre- and post-pellet whole grain inclusions of 7.5, 15.0 and 30.0%...

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...

The effects of in-ovo feeding

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In-ovo feeding is a key issue in poultry. The embryonic and immediate post hatch developmental period represents a significant phase in attaining quality broiler...

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...

NRGene to offer the first broad soy diversity & haplotype database

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All-by-all full genome comparison of 30+ varieties to rapidly improve nutrition and hardiness and reduce resource requirements NRGene, the leading genomic big data company, has...

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...

Using sunflower meal in broilers with the addition of a carbohydrase complex

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Sunflower seeds are extensively grown for oil production for human consumption. Therefore, a great amount of sunflower meal becomes available for use in feed...

Corn co-products in broilers

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The expansion of the ethanol industry has increased the availability of a variety of corn co-products as feedstuffs for livestock and poultry. Of the...

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...

Early introduction of whole-grain diets to broiler chickens

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The main problem with introducing whole-grain diets (WGD) to newly hatched chicks is the kernel size  and this has led to such diets being...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

Ileal amino acids digestibility in response to increasing phytase dose or MCP levels in...

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Commercial broiler feed is formulated mainly with plant based ingredients including cereals and oil seeds. These ingredients provide low available P because 70-80% of...

Influence of feed form and particle size on the performance and nutrient utilisation of...

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The present experiment was designed to examine the influence of feed form and particle size in maize-based diets on the performance and nutrient utilisation...

Low protein diets down regulate hepatic enzymes

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

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...

Taking phytase superdosing from scientific concept to commercial application: a UK example

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Scientific research is based on carefully designed experiments, performed in carefully controlled conditions with the outcome measured as accurately as possible, using a range...

H7N9 flu mutation identified that allows immune system escape

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The research, published in the Journal of Virology, demonstrated that small genetic differences in the virus surface proteins can prevent antibodies that protect against...

Requirement of digestible calcium at different dietary concentrations of digestible phosphorus for broiler growers

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An experiment was conducted to determine the digestible calcium (Ca) and digestible phosphorus (P) requirements of 11-24 days old broiler chickens. L.S. David1, M.R. Abdollahi1,...

High levels of cottonseed meal supplemented with composite microbial enzymes

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Effects of cottonseed meal supplemented with composite microbial enzymes on broiler chickens. Soybean meal (SBM) is the premier plant protein source used by the poultry...

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...

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...

Bacillus Subtilis improves performance of broilers fed medicated or non-medicated feed

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Animal digestive health is key to obtain optimal performance. Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have long been shown to be very effective to develop and...

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