Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Animal Nutrition Views

Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world.

Poultry foot-pad dermatitis: An updated review

A review of nutrition and foot-pad dermatitis highlights the importance of protein, biotin and the minerals sodium and potassium in keeping bird leg health at optimal levels.
Finding a review on a hot topic, like that of foot-pad dermatitis (FPD) in broilers and turkeys, is too good not to share.
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6 sources of poultry nutrition information

If you lack a degree in poultry nutrition, do not despair; the following list will help you get started — as long as you are not adverse to reading!
This list will provide you with enough information to communicate with a poultry nutrition expert at a more advanced level of understanding.
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New animal feed additive: activated silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide is not a new material, but a special process gives it a new interesting look with promising potential.
Quite often, I complain about the lack of new feed additives. Not this time, however, as I have come across something that makes me less pessimistic about the slowing pace of research towards innovative products.
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