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Benefits of feeding fatty acids to sows

The addition of fatty acids to sow rations improves colostrum quality, piglet survival and performance
Trials show improvements in reproductive performance, colostrum immunoglobulin content and piglet immunity in sows fed rations including short- and medium- chain fatty acids.
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Veterinary groups unite to fight antimicrobial resistance

Joint statement outlines steps veterinarians in North America, Europe can take to combat antimicrobial resistance
Veterinary organizations in North America and Europe have teamed up to combat antimicrobial resistance while ensuring the continuing availability of medications essential for human and animal health.
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Nigeria bans antibiotics for growth promotion in animal feed

Antimicrobial resistance a growing concern in the country
Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters and mold inhibitors in animal feed, citing growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country.
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Evonik and Vland enter strategic cooperation

Both companies will work on innovations for probiotics in animal nutrition and enzymes for industrial use
On November 16, Evonik and Vland signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation. Both companies want to cooperate in the field of probiotics for animal nutrition and in the field of enzymes for industrial applications. In the cooperation, the partners will exchange know-how, develop new products and improve process technology.
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AB Vista shares phytase and xylanase research at Poultry India

A suite of phytase and xylanase trials were showcased by AB Vista at Poultry India, revealing a new mode of action insights – with the company’s technical experts explaining how the results can be translated into improvements across feed strategy design.   
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