Article published the July 12, 2021
Antibiotics used as growth promoters (AGP) have successfully controlled dysbiosis and enteropathogens for the past 50 years (1). However, the recent increase in worldwide non-AGP poultry production is challenging the industry in management, health, and animal welfare due to the increase of enteric and systemic diseases (2, 3). One of the most accepted theories of AGP mechanism is its ...
Article published the November 19, 2020
Highlights of this research
Chronic Inflammation means losses and can cause a reduction in growth up to 30%
Chronic gut inflammation often seen in field conditions is due to the synergistic & additive negative impact of several stress factors.
We triggered ‘chronic gut inflammation’ with the complete replacement of corn with wheat and rye
Lumance® alleviated ‘chro ...
Article published the April 27, 2020
Broiler chickens and pigs are highly exposed to mycotoxins due to their cereal based diet. These toxins are mainly produced by Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Penicillium fungal species. . Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most important aflatoxin with regards to potency and occurrence. Poultry are highly sensitive to the hepatotoxic and hepatocarcinogenic effects of AFB1. At lower doses, ...
Video published on November 19, 2019
Dr. Christos Gougoulias, Head of Innovation at Innovad, speaks about the results of a 4-year PhD research project with the University of Ghent (Belgium) on the use of biomarkers for mycotoxin exposure in livestock which involved the necessary Method Development and validation in several biological fluids (blood plasma, urine, faeces and excreta) in pigs and chickens, during the Symposium on Gut He ...
Video published on November 19, 2019
Dr. Christos Gougoulias, Head of Innovation at Innovad, highlights the key points of the Summary of New Evidence of Lumance®, such as: Strengthening the gut integrity, Proven slow and targeted release in the gut, etc, during the Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
News published on November 7, 2019
Innovad is pleased to announce a 3-year PhD Research Collaboration with Texas A&M, a leading US university, and USDA, the US Department of Agriculture. The primary aim of the research is to ‘Establish a chronic gut inflammation/gut dysbiosis model in chickens’. The research will then aim to ‘incorporate other stressors in order to simulate the field conditions and more impo ...
Article published the September 4, 2019
Earlier, it was hypothesized that growth promoting effects of Antimicrobial Growth Promoters (AGPs) in poultry feed are attributed to their non-antibiotic anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation causes a reduction in growth (through inappetence and muscle catabolism), birds without any inflammation can reach 100 % of their genetic growth potential.
Among the proposed anti-in ...
News published on July 23, 2019
Dr. Christos Gougoulias, Innovation & Technical Communication Manager at Innovad, will host the feed formulators panel, discussing challenges and solutions among industry leaders during Feed Additives Europe 2019 event.
Innovad, a global supplier of high quality additives for feed and farm application, is proud to announce its partnership with Feedinfo as silver sponsor of the Feed ...
Article published the May 23, 2019
The impact of cumulative stress
Farming animals are every day confronted with a number of challenges:
climatic conditions (variation in temperature, humidity),
vaccinations & infections,
bad feed quality,
change of feed,
toxins and many other.
This accumulation of several stress factors often leads to oxidative stress at the cellular level which results in:
a compromised liver,