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. …

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 …

Hydroxy trace minerals show heavier carcass weights compared to sulphate-fed broilers

A study performed in Spain found that birds yielded larger live and carcass weights and a higher percentage of breast meat when fed hydroxy trace minerals as compared to broilers fed inorganic trace minerals. Hydroxy trace minerals can improve the bird’s value Over the past 20 years, numerous studies conducted …

Increasing the feed intake of nursery pigs with hydroxy trace minerals

A study performed in the Netherlands shows that hydroxy trace minerals can improve palatability of piglet diets over sulphate mineral sources. The results show increased chances of maximal feed intake and minimised adverse palatability effects such as post-weaning growth reduction.   Figure 1: Feed intake of piglets fed a free …

A new approach to improving feed conversion

Production performance can be significantly increased by feeding more bio-available trace minerals to animals. This has been confirmed by numerous poultry and swine studies on hydroxy trace minerals. Due to their unique crystalline structure and strong covalent bonds, hydroxy trace minerals improve the bio-availability of copper and zinc, which are …

Trouw Nutrition expands feed additive portfolio with Selko IntelliBond

Following the acquisition of U.S. based company Micronutritients by global animal feed company Nutreco, its animal nutrition company Trouw Nutrition announces the global integration of the Selko IntelliBond product range. The world’s first hydroxy trace minerals for animal nutrition are now incorporated into Trouw Nutrition’s feed additive portfolio, marketed under …

Presan-FY for bird’s health and well being

Feed products designed for intestinal health have emerged to contribute to health management practices, generally focusing on promoting the growth of beneficial microbiota, and reducing pathogens. Recent insights demonstrate that the efficacy of a gut health concept can be markedly improved by optimising both microbiota and gut barrier function. This …

Reduction of Salmonella prevalence in finisher pigs with Fysal®

In recent decades acidifiers have been reported as having the potential to reduce salmonella prevalence in pigs. Research has shown positive effects with dietary acidifiers in improving growth rate and feed efficiency. Organic acid supplementation was initially targeted for weaned piglets. There is growing evidence that dietary acidification may also …