Article published the August 20, 2009
IntroductionOrego-Stim® is used in commercial layer farms throughout the world to help sustain high egg production rates as well as to prevent the manifestation of gastrointestinal tract diseases. The increase in the average daily production rate of the farm is usually the main concern of the layer producers and is largely due to the performance-enhancing properties of Orego-Stim®. However ...
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Article published the August 4, 2009
ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES A major preventive measure of lipid oxidation is the use of synthetic or natural antioxidants that function either by scavenging chain-carrying peroxyl radicals or by diminishing the formation of initiating lipid radicals. Synthetic antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) have long been used to control oxidation of lipids and vi ...
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Article published the August 4, 2009
Introduction Coccidiosis is a realistic problem and one of the most important diseases of poultry worldwide. It is caused by a protozoan parasite known as Eimeria that invade the cells of the poultry intestine. Species of coccidia which commonly affect poultry are Eimeria tenella, E. acervulina, E. necatrix, E. maxima and E. brunetti. The disease is characterized by enteritis, diarrhoea and mortal ...
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Article published the July 10, 2009
Piglet coccidiosis is caused by a protozoan parasite called Isospora suis. Although Eimeria debliecki has been known to cause clinical disease in piglets, it seems that the only important pathogenic species known to cause clinical disease in piglets is Isospora suis. This disease is very hard to eradicate and is commonly found on pig farms. The developmental stages of Isospora suis occur both insi ...
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Article published the June 24, 2009
Porcine Intestinal Adenomatosus (PIA), or more commonly known as pig ileitis, comprises a disease complex with a group of conditions involving pathological changes in the small intestine associated with the intracellular bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis. The organism affects the mucosal epithelium of the small intestine, mostly the ileum and sometimes even the colon, causing hypertrophy with or ...
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News published on June 24, 2009
Two days ago, the Malaysian Parliament's House of Representatives passed the Animal Feed Bill 2008 which among others facilitates the setting up of the Animal Feed Board. Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Noh Omar, when winding up the debate on the Bill, said the Animal Feed Board would supervise the quality of animal feed and supplements through import, production, sales and con ...
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Participation in Forum on June 18, 2009
Dear Dr. Saadat Ali Changezi, To me this sounds like a brilliant idea! If this is ever implemented, please update us and let us know if it is viable.
Participation in Forum on June 18, 2009
A vital point that is missing is the importance of adequate and a balanced nutrition via the feed. As we know, the first bodily system to shut down in times of stress, or when there is nutrient deficiency or imbalance, happens to be the reproductive system, which to an animal in the wild, is considered non-vital for survival of the individual animal. Various natural feed additives may be used t ...
Participation in Forum on June 16, 2009
There was a poultry farm I visited in Egypt recently, the place was swarming with flies! There were flies everywhere, on my face, ears, nose, lips, hands…dont get me wrong, I’m no stranger to flies in poultry farms, but this to me, was really out of control. It was like the movie “Killer Bees.” These were no ordinary flies, they were an “angry” species of Musca domestica…energetic and buzzing like ...
Participation in Forum on June 16, 2009
There is direct evidence that antimicrobial use in animals selects for antimicrobial-resistant non-typhoid salmonella serotypes. These bacteria have been transmitted to humans in food or through direct contact with animals. Antimicrobial resistance limits the therapeutic options available to veterinarians and physicians for the subset of clinical cases of non-typhoid salmonella which require treat ...
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