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Article published the October 15, 2021
Wooden breast (WB) is a degenerative myopathy seen in modern broiler birds resulting in quality downgrade of breast fillets. Affected filets show increased toughness both before as well as after cooking and have decreased water holding capacity and marinade pick up compared to normal fillets. Although the exact etiology is unknown, the circulatory insufficiency and increased oxidative stress in th ...
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Article published the April 27, 2020
    Both essential oil and organic acid have been demonstrated to improve growth performance and gut health of broilers. With their different mechanism of action, it is hypothesized that combining them could provide additional benefits. A floor pen study with 1728 day-old male broilers was conducted to evaluate an essential oil blend (EOB, NEXT ENHANCE® 150, 1:1 thymol carvacrol) ...
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Article published the April 27, 2020
    A 41-d floor pen experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of supplementing higher doses (up to 3 times the standard dose of 500U) of phytase (CIBENZA® PHYTAVERSE®, Novus International, Inc.) in broiler chicks fed non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) deficient corn-SBM based diets. A total of 1584 Ross 308 male broiler chicks were assigned to 6 treatments with 12 pens/trea ...
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Article published the November 9, 2018
Abstract It is recognized that the benefits of eubiotic feed additives are not consistently demonstrated in research trials, especially in a clean environment without any challenge. Understanding factors affecting their efficacy will facilitate mechanism of action investigation and guide practical application. A battery trial was conducted with 384 day-old male broilers to evaluate the effect of ...
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Article published the November 9, 2018
Abstract Necrotic enteritis is a major cause of economic loss in the poultry industry. Although necrotic enteritis can be effectively prevented by antibiotics, the industry is moving towards an antibiotic free program. This results in the need for effective antibiotic alternatives against necrotic enteritis. The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a Bacillus (3 strai ...
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Article published the February 16, 2018
  Video and Poster At the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF), Dr. Vivek Kuttappan, an industry-leading research scientist in poultry nutrition at Novus International, presented the study "Synergistic effect of dietary inclusion of organic trace minerals and synthetic antioxidants in reducing wooden breast in 41d old broilers fed diets containing oxidized fat." Here, he discusse ...
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Article published the November 8, 2017
Recent findings indicate that altering broiler chicken diets can help mitigate the severity of woody breast and white striping, two poultry meat quality issues that appear to be increasing in prevalence in many markets. A multitude of poultry researchers are exploring various approaches to eradicate these myopathies, and Novus International’s poultry scientists have recently concluded that o ...
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