Article published the July 22, 2020
Previous studies showed that inclusion of polyphenol-rich plant extracts in feed improves performance in ruminants, but the effect may vary depending on the dosage used. It has been shown that polyphenols modify the digestive process through modulation of gastrointestinal microbiota and bypass of protein digestion. The rumen houses a highly complex microbiota which is able to convert indigestible ...
Article published the April 16, 2019
Key mechanisms of action of a blend of plant extracts within the ruminants microbial systems.
The results of several trials and published researches coming from every part of the world have recently brought to light new modes of action that explain the reasons why tannins foster an improvement in both animal welfare and performance, going deeper than the traditionally recognised ruminal protein b ...
Article published the October 22, 2018
Tannins are commonly defined as water-soluble polyphenolic compounds ranging in a molecular weight from 500 to 3000 Daltons. Muller-Harvey (2006) reviewed the effects of different types of tannins on animal nutrition and health. Results indicates that tannins form a highly diverse group of natural products with promising nutritional, veterinary, and environmental effects. Studi ...
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Silvafeed® plant extracts: a performing natural alternative to antibiotics in maximising gut health
Implementing new practices that aim at improving animal welfare is no easy task. There are diverse signals from famers and veterinarians that, under the condition of current animal farming, livestock welfare appears endangered, as individual animals and entire flocks or herds show clinical sign ...
Article published the July 4, 2018
Increasing effect on energy efficiency and fertility
In dairy farming, especially with high-producing grass-fed cows, the optimisation of rumen fermentation parameters poses an important challenge. In this context, obtaining an adequate dietary energy: protein ratio is a key nutritional goal, not only for the level of performance but also for the fertility of dairy cows. When referring to the rel ...
Article published the May 18, 2018
A key mechanism behind improvements of poultry health and productivity.
The success of poultry industry is largely due to the genetic selection of broilers. Nowadays, the growth capacity of chickens has been greatly improved, implying the optimal and fast development of the digestive tract to improve feed utilisation. However, enteric disorders have raised major concerns in intensive poultry prod ...
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2018
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Article published the November 7, 2017
A sustainable alternative solution to Monensin in Beef Cattle production
For decades, cattle industry has relied extensively on the use of ionophores to increase animal growth and improve feed efficiency, with the only exception of Europe after the 2006 ban on antibiotics use as growth promoters. Ionophores (e.g. monensin and lasalocid) are a class of antibiotics also widely used as coccidiostat ...