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News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.
on August 25, 2016

Nutritional stressors in feed production you need to address

A collection of updates on productivity impacts in animal feed and some solutions. Sponsored by Anco

How big is the threat of aflatoxins in poultry diets?

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Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites produced by toxigenic strains of A. flavus and A. parasiticus. Chemically, aflatoxins belong to the bifuranocoumarin group, with aflatoxins B1 (AFB1), B2 (AFB2), G1 (AFG1) and G2 (AFG2) being the most toxic. Liver is the main organ affected by these toxins.

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Masked mycotoxins pose unique challenges

Masked mycotoxins pose unique challenges to animal feed manufacturers because little is known about their true effects on animals and human health.

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Agility for competitive animal production in the EU

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Animal producers and animal feed companies in the EU are facing tough times in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Agile nutrition concepts are the next step towards more agile operations, maintaining a competitive edge and increasing efficiency.

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Climate change spurs rise in mycotoxin contamination

Lectures at the 2016 World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) addressed aspects of the event's theme, 'Mycotoxins in a changing world'; however, the consensus among many speakers touched on the undeniable impact climate change has had - and will increasingly have - on mycotoxin contamination in the global food and feed supply.

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ANCO knowledge:3 things to know about bentonites

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Bentonite can be applied in animal nutrition to adsorb toxins and reduce toxin bioavailability from contaminated feeds in the animal's gut. It is a fine clay material mined from the earth. Most bentonites are formed by the alteration of volcanic ash in marine environments and occur as layers sandwiched between other types of rocks (as can be seen in the image above).

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Higher efficiency in pig performance with gut agility

Nutrient requirements of modern genotype pigs are well researched. Still, many pigs don't reach their performance potential, despite carefully formulated diets. This can be due to management and/or environmental factors. But there are also nutritional factors that we have less control over.

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Take the stress out of antibiotic-free feeding

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The fear of loss in animal performance and profitability can make farmers and integrators apprehensive to reduce antibiotic growth promotors (AGPs) in animal diets. However, a better understanding of nutritional stressors and appropriate biosecurity measures can provide reassurance, that life and profitability will go on despite significant reductions in the use of AGPs in animal feed.

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