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Markus Rodehutscord, Ph.D., a professor of animal nutrition at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, was presented with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award at the Poultry Science Association's (PSA) Annual Meeting July 20 in Orlando, Florida.
Feeding a post-hatch special diet remains a controversial topic. Not only because the feed is expensive, by the nature of the special ingredients used in formulating it, but also because there are few quantitative studies.
High-performing poultry have heightened mineral and nutritional requirements. Recent studies have shown improvements across various performance indices in egg and meat strains fed diets with and without phytase by adding 2 pounds of a bioavailable (reactive) magnesium source per ton of feed. The key to higher MgO bioavailability is its reactivity.