Bedgen 40® in Free Range Layers

The plant extract product- Bedgen 40® is a natural additive based on artichoke extract.  It contains caffeoylquinic acids, flavonoids, polyphenols and pro-vitamins.  Designed to naturally modulate and regulate the hepatic-biliar function, it protects and regenerates the cytoplasmic membrane of the liver cells, while reducing the negative impact produced by harmful substances …

Reducing antibiotics without harming profitability is an actual possibility

Ten million people will die due to antibiotic resistance, ensures the “Antimicrobial Resistance Review” published by the United Kingdom government in 2014. Of all the antibiotics used worldwide, 80 % is used for livestock production. The swine and poultry industries are responsible for the largest amount of antibiotic consumption. These …

Managing the risk makes the difference in mycotoxin control

Last week, Trouw Nutrition held a webinar on the results of the 2017 harvest analyses in terms of mycotoxin contamination. Two experts on the matter analysed the economic and animal health impact of mycotoxin contamination and presented risk management strategies and tools to help overcome challenge. In 2017, the harvest …

Organic acids can support antibiotic reduction strategies with a consistent anti-bacterial effect

The animal production industry keeps searching for strategies to reduce antibiotics while maintaining profitability. Even though the experts already made clear there is not a single solution to the dilemma, the forecast is promising for the industry. An integrated approach seems to be a sound base to face the challenge. …

Selko® IntelliBond® Trace Minerals

Selko® IntelliBond® Trace Minerals (TM) are a relatively new family of trace minerals, known as hydroxy trace minerals. IntelliBond® C (copper hydroxychloride; formerly known as tribasic copper chloride; TBCC) was developed in the early 90s by the US based company Micronutrients. IntelliBond® Z (zinc hydroxychloride) and IntelliBond® M (manganese hydroxychloride) …

Scientifically validated results to raise poultry production profitability

Trouw Nutrition presented the results of three studies at the recent Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Orlando. The main conclusions of the studies go to the heart of the broiler market needs: improved technical performance at lower cost and maintained growth performance without using antibiotic growth promotors (AGP). The …

Using more bio-available sources of trace minerals pays off

A study of broiler breeder performance was conducted using three separate mineral programmes. The objective was to determine if productivity could be maintained at lower inclusion levels, simultaneously benefiting the bird and the environment. The results show an improvement in egg production and a decrease in mortality. Higher bio-availability, lower …

A meta-analysis confirms that a feed additive significantly improves piglets growth performance

A meta-analysis based on nine controlled studies confirmed that a feed additive can significantly improve the technical performance of weaned piglets. The results showed increases in body weight and average daily gain, as well as improvements in feed efficiency. Science based companies make great efforts in research and development. They …