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...

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...

Managing the risk makes the difference in mycotoxin control

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A webinar on the results of the 2017 harvest analyses in terms of mycotoxin contamination has been recently held. Two experts on the matter...

Low protein diets in broilers

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Some recent research at the Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Poultry Research Farm has been focused on low protein diets in broilers. Many nutritionists rely...

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...

A rationale for elevated free threonine plasma concentrations in chickens offered reduced-crude protein diets

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Pronounced elevations in free threonine plasma concentrations have been consistently observed pursuant to crude protein reductions in broiler diets. However, the magnitude of these...

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...

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...

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...

Feed borne mycotoxins: the threat to poultry?

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Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by molds (fungi) that can infest crops pre-harvest and can continue to flourish under sub-optimal storage conditions. Grains with high...

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...

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