Martin Smith
EVONIK ANIMAL NUTRITION AT A GLANCE Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. The central elements of our strategy for sustained value creation are profitable growth, efficiency and values. In 2017 Evonik’s more than 36,000 employees generated sales of &euro...
Participation in Forum on May 20, 2019
Stephen Adejoro Dr Please be aware that betaine CANNOT replace methionine. Use of betaine as an osmoregulator is completely correct; and yes, it CAN play a role as a methyl donor. However, methionine is an essential amino acid, and cannot be replaced. When methionine donates methyl groups, it is recycled and so betaine plays no role in replacement. Numerous trials have concluded that partially rep ...
Participation in Forum on May 20, 2019
Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey Incorrect sir! Oils are actually BETTER than carbohydrates (CHOs) as an energy source in heat stress conditions This is because heat increment is less for lipids than for CHOs; so the animal produces less internal heat and so reduces risk. Net energy systems recognise this and should be used over AME systems. Further, liver insult is more pronounced when processing CHO energ ...
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Hi, Heat stress can be reduced through1 house orientation is east - west2 roof insulation3 painting of roof to white colour4 dipping birds into water5 good ventilation is wide windows6 cooling system provision7planting of trees and long raves8 vit c in drinking water etcThanks
Participation in Forum on April 16, 2019
In any experiment looking at dose response to a single nutrient, all other nutrients need to be maintained at a level where they do not impact on performance parameters being investigated. Obviously if this is not the case, results obtained may be due to deficit of another nutrient, rather than that being studied. In this case, all SID AA levels were maintained at a level expected to be sufficient ...
Participation in Forum on March 17, 2019
Alfredo Navarro De Andrade Agree regarding composition of crude protein. However, genetic expression leading to varying amounts of the different proteins found in soyabeans IS influenced by growing conditions as well as strain; therefore there are differences, as we see clearly in our data from AminoDat. I doubt, though, that "organic" growing will have a significant effect on AA composition; and ...
Participation in Forum on March 17, 2019
First, may I politely ask you to give credit to Evonik and properly reference the fact that the "conventional" soya data you quote comes from our AminoDat 5.0 raw material database. Your amino acid values are IDENTICAL to those quoted in this data base and so reference should be noted. You give no data in your paper regarding number of samples in your survey. The AminoDat values are based on 1241 ...
Participation in Forum on March 14, 2019
So many questions. 1. Feed spec not shown. Deficient in M+C? Energy levels? Other AAs? 2. No data on FCR, feed intake 3. No explanation of causes of mortality 4. No data on location of trial / environmental conditions 5. I assume there was no statistical analysis possible for a house v house trial To draw any conclusions from such a poorly reported trial is virtually impossible MPS
Participation in Forum on June 6, 2018
Heat stress continues to be a challenge, and any contribution to knowledge is welcomed. However, I would correct some of the points raised recently. Use of methionine sources will inevitably reduce heat stress, as correct formulation to SID amino acids will reduce crude protein content and thus energy expended in excreting excess nitrogen.The choice of methionine source needs to account for this. ...
Participation in Forum on January 8, 2018
Dear Dr. Adejoro A very interesting article. Whilst I am in no doubt that mycotoxins contribute to the on-going problems, one should consider a much wider range of nutritional solutions to really start to make improvements. With our extensive experience in West Africa, we are aware that nutritional knowledge and training needs to be seriously improved. Use of up to date formulation tools / nutrit ...
Participation in Forum on November 14, 2017
Some Thoughts... Broiler Condemnations Yes, HMTBa is an organic acid; but so is methionine (an amino acid, clue is in the name…). Being an acid does not imply easier absorption. Independent studies show NO HMTBa activity against a range of bacteria and moulds, and little or no impact on gut pH. Different Acids, Different Results We have no reason to dispute the numbers of birds fed on eith ...
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