Forum: Maintaining Health and Performance in the Young Ostrich: Applications for a Mannanoligosaccharide
D.J. VERWOERD, A.J. OLIVIER, M.M. HENTON and M. VAN DERWALT (Courtesy of Alltech Inc.)
Ostriches have been farmed mainly in the Little Karoo region of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) for over a 100 years, initially linked to a highly fluctuating fashion feather market (Smit, 1963). Since the 1970s and 1980s there has been a rapid demand for ostrich leather products as well as fresh meat, leading to a corresponding increase in bird numbers with significant farming operations estab...