Intestinal Health Technical Articles


Article published the September 8, 2017:

Highly Variable Microbiota Development in the Chicken Gastrointestinal Tract

Introduction A range of studies have investigated the structure of the microbiome in the gut of broiler chickens. Comparison across studies has proven difficult because of the variety of different methods used...
Author/s :
A/Prof Bob HughesMark GeierProfessor Robert Moore
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Article published the August 25, 2017:

Bacteria within the Gastrointestinal Tract Microbiota Correlated with Improved Growth and Feed Conversion: Challenges Presented for the Identification of Performance Enhancing Probiotic Bacteria

INTRODUCTION The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota of humans and animals consists of complex populations that include many different species of bacteria along with smaller numbers of fungi, protozoa, and...
Author/s :
A/Prof Bob HughesMark GeierProfessor Robert Moore
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Article published the August 17, 2017:

Production stress: consequence of high performance

  It's not always that the high performance brings production stress to poultry, it's the way you deal with it. The high performing animals and feed is need of the competitive world. The crucial mission...
Author/s :
Dr. Vinayak Surve
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Article published the August 10, 2017:

Influence of Dietary Enzymes on Gut Health

Introduction From the beginning of commercial poultry production, maximizing profit has been the main goal. Profit equals the best feed conversion, days to slaughterer, slaughter weights, livability, and unif...
Author/s :
Greg Mathis
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Article published the August 4, 2017:

The Probiotic Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum Reduces Feed Conversion and Protects from Potentially Harmful Intestinal Microorganisms and Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers

INTRODUCTION Since the 1970’s, broilers have substantially improved in growth rate, breast-meat yield and efficiency of feed conversion (Dawkins and Layton, 2012). Feed conversion ratio (FCR), calculated...
Author/s :
Filip Van ImmerseelFreddy HaesebrouckRichard DucatelleVenessa Eeckhaut
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Article published the July 27, 2017:

Towards the control of necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens with in-feed antibiotics phasing-out worldwide

  Introduction Poultry production has undergone a substantial increase compared to other animal food-producing industries since 1970 (Yegani and Korver, 2008). Improvements in housing, genetic selection ...
Author/s :
Bob SwickMingan ChoctShubiao Wu
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Article published the July 7, 2017:

Differential Responses of Cecal Microbiota to Fishmeal, Eimeria and Clostridium perfringens in a Necrotic Enteritis Challenge Model in Chickens

  Introduction It has been more than half a century since necrotic enteritis (NE) was first reported in chickens by Parish et al. [1]. Despite decades of research, NE remains one of the major challenges ...
Author/s :
Bob SwickProfessor Robert Moore
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Article published the June 21, 2017:

The gut is an intelligent sensory organ; impact for phytonutrients

The gastrointestinal tract is confronted with a cornucopia of diverse chemicals, pathogens and physicochemical states that it must analyze and react to appropriately to optimize nutrition and to defen...
Author/s :
David BravoJohn Furness
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Article published the June 1, 2017:

Steering Endogenous Butyrate Production in the Intestinal Tract of Broilers as a Tool to Improve Gut Health

INTRODUCTION For many years, broiler intestinal health was supported by the widespread use of antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs). These AGPs are antibiotic substances that were added to the feed at subther...
Author/s :
Celine De MaesschalckFilip Van ImmerseelFreddy HaesebrouckKaren VermeulenRichard DucatelleVenessa Eeckhaut
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Article published the May 24, 2017:

Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Leakage in Multiple Enteric Inflammation Models in Chickens

Introduction It is well known that antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) can improve production performance in birds (1) although the exact mode of action is still not completely understood. According to (2), a ...
Author/s :
Amanda WolfendenBilly HargisEduardo Alejandro VicuñaGuillermo TellezJuan LatorreLisa Bielke
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