Article published the August 9, 2019
Background and objectivesThe recent EU ban on therapeutic levels of zinc in animal diets has led to concern regarding potential performance losses and animal welfare. Potential alternatives such as organic acids have been shown to be beneficial in reducing gram negative bacterial and promote digestibility (Canibe et al., 2001; Mroz, 2005). These properties may also help in the replacement of zinc ...
Article published the August 1, 2019
Article published the June 21, 2018
Conventional swine diets contain substantial amounts of cereal grains (e.g., corn and wheat) and protein supplements such as soybean meal to provide pigs with the energy and nutrients they require. However, recent trends in the demand and supply of these conventional feedstuffs require swine producers around the world to seek low-cost alternatives such as cereal co-products from t ...
Article published the June 7, 2018
Weaning is one of the most challenging phases in a pig's life, often accompanied by reduced growth performance and increased incidences of diarrhea (Leibbrandt et al., 1975; VenteSpreeuwenberg et al., 2003). This phase is frequently characterized by reduced feed intake (Bruininx et al., 2002a; VenteSpreeuwenberg et al., 2003) which, in concert with an immature digestive and immune ...
News published on May 4, 2018
The Feed Ingredient Course, organized by the University of Illinois and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, will take place in Madrid, Spain, from June 25th to 29th, 2018.
The program directors are Professor Hans H. Stein (University of Illinois, U.S.) and Professor Gonzalo Gonzalez Mateos (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) and the co-sponsors of this course are US Soybean ...
Article published the April 26, 2018
Gut health is a term increasingly used in the medical literature and by the food industry. It covers multiple positive aspects of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), such as the effective digestion and absorption of food, the absence of gastrointestinal illness, normal and stable intestinal microbiota, effective immune status and a state of wellbeing (Bischoff, 2011). The GIT of a pig ...
News published on April 4, 2017
Latin American Scientific Conference
In October, 2016, the Poultry Science Association successfully held its first-ever Latin American Scientific Conference in Campinas, SP, Brazil.
One of the highlights of this conference was the symposium Update on Calcium and Phosphorus Digestibility in Poultry: Different Approaches and Implications.
Video recordings of the following presentations from that ...
Article published the March 10, 2017
Weaning removes young pigs from the passive immune protection they receive from the milk of the sow and increases their susceptibility to enterotoxigenic E. coli infection . Earlyweaned pigs often exhibit an underdeveloped immune system, digestive disorders and post-weaning diarrhea . Enterotoxigenic E. coli not only colonize the small intestine, but can also relé ...
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