Olivier Desrues
Silvateam is a world leader in the production and sales of functional vegetable extracts for different industries, such as animal nutrition, food, wine, beer and other technical applications.  With an annual turnover of around 140 million euro in 2014, the Group brings together the know-how...
News published on June 9, 2017
We are pleased to announce a new entry within Silvateam Animal Nutrition Business Unit. Olivier Desrues has just joined our sales and development team as a technical manager. Olivier brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Silvateam, having focused both his academic and professional research on the chemical analysis of tannins and their effects on animal nutrition. During his Ph.D. in Vet ...
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I wanted to ask Dr. Desrues, I used the tannin in combination with organic and inorganic acids, in growing pigs, and I found an enhancement of the effects. Is it just my feeling on the field, or do you have any evidence that this happens, or is it a useless combination? Thank you for the reply.
Participation in Forum on May 19, 2017
Dear Marco, very interesting point there. We have got feedback from farms that support your field experience. From the published reports, it seems that such combination is at least not detrimental; and in some cases can give good results (partly due to the additives or synergistic effects on bacterial populations in the gut, with less pathogenic species and more beneficials ones). But the possible ...
Participation in Forum on May 18, 2017
Good luck with this. Also, be careful if you come across old literature - it may not give you a correct overview of tannin benefits. Once you get the right dose and tannin composition, you will see a lot of good things!
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What about silvafeed in poultry diet .
Participation in Forum on May 18, 2017
Many thanks for your interest. First, the choice of an animal model for monogastrics was made to get some insights on the mechanisms of actions. For poultry we can expect very similar effect, which is also supported by our field trials.
Article published the May 17, 2017
Gastrointestinal disorders remain a challenge to control and can severely affect the health and welfare of different animal species. Yet, plants produce an impressive array of compounds which can potentially be used as natural solutions to improve gut health. Tannins are widely spread in the plant kingdom and they are certainly an element of interest in this sense. Thanks to their antibacterial, ...
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Location:San Michele Mondovì, Piemonte, Italy
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Professional Title: Specialist in Animal Nutrition
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