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Pig Nutrition

The latest pig nutrition and feeding strategies, scientific research, news and analysis from the editors of Pig International magazine to help swine producers raise disease-free livestock and provide a balance of nutrients to meet the ever-changing health needs of sows, piglets, gilts, boars and hogs.

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How phytogenics affect animals provides usage insights

Phytogenics are currently considered one of the top alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for poultry, and understanding how they work can aid in selecting and using the right product for the right purpose.
Although there is ample information why to use phytogenics, similar knowledge on how these products work inside the animal remains largely unavailable.
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Insects

Unlocking the potential of insect meal in animal feed

Changing regulations, more research and commercially available products means including insects in feed is becoming more interesting.
The animal feed industry has been talking about the nutritional and environmental benefits of using insect meal; however, legislation and availability have limited its practical use. Developments in both areas mean in fish diets it has become a viable option and, for monogastrics, it has real commercial potential.
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How lactic fermented pig feeds benefit swine production

Fermentation is a dynamic process resulting in a huge multiplication of lactic acid bacteria, production of lactic acid, activation of enzymes and the soaking of the raw materials for at least 24 hours at 38C.
Modern pig production has some major challenges. Fermentation of raw materials for pig nutrition offers advantages in all of these major challenges.
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Understanding vitamin D's role in livestock health

Vitamin D plays a significant role in bone metabolism, controlling how much calcium and phosphorus are released or absorbed from bones.
Vitamin D may be described as the sunlight vitamin because it is formed naturally in the skin of animals exposed to ultraviolet light. In most cases, with enough sunlight, animals can cover their full needs in vitamin D only by biosynthesis.
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