Two Kinds of Diarrhea, One Solution

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It is often assumed that if an animal has diarrhea, it's caused by a pathogen. E. coli, Salmo­nella, Rotavirus and other bacteria can and do cause many intestinal infections. However, sometimes nutrition can be indirectly to blame. 'In some cases, it is actually osmotic diarrhea, caused by an indigestible protein.'

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Organic Acid Feed Additive Can Reduce PEDv Risk

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Infection with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, enteritis and high mortality in young pigs and continues to be a serious problem for the swine industry. Contaminated feed can be a source of PEDv transmission, and it may be affected by feed storage time and chemical composition.

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Video: How to manage piglet gut health to maximize profits

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Despite the quality feed and care offered to nursery piglets, pig producers around the globe still encounter several issues related to gut health which cause great economic losses. Optimizing gut health is the foundation that allows piglets to thrive. There is no 'silver bullet' to eliminate gut health issues.

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Lower your lesion count: New developments in biomarker identification

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Footpad dermatitis (FPD) is a type of skin inflammation which causes necrotic lesions on the plantar surface of footpads in commercial poultry, and can negatively impact animal welfare and productivity.

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Biomarkers identified as likely indicators of gut barrier health in poultry

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Authors: Juxing Chen, Structure/Function Manager, Biology and Jeffery Escobar, Executive Manager, Nutritional Physiology Gut barrier function is crucial to adequate gut health in chickens, but oxidative stress, poorly digestible protein and coccidiosis can cause gut barrier failure. The increased use of alternative grains, such as wheat, barley and rye, has been linked to performance reductions.

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