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and animal feed industries.

Animal Feed Additives

Revisiting basic animal nutrition in antibiotic-free feeds

Although animal feed additives have received the most attention, other aspects of nutrition are equally crucial in designing a proper feed without antibiotics, especially for very young animals.
A quick look at animal nutrition quickly reveals that most common practices were established when animals were raised using antibiotics as growth promoters in their feeds.
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Improving gut health to better animal welfare, production

A collection of strategies for improving GI tract functionality, proper nutrition management and research advancements for better gut health.
A collection of strategies for improving GI tract functionality, proper nutrition management and research advancements for better gut health.
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Picking animal feed additive suppliers among the crowd

It is tempting to switch additive suppliers in search of quality or lower prices, but the great number of newcomers makes it a daunting task.
The market of animal feed additives is no longer the realm of original manufacturers, and additives are on the verge of becoming commodities as common as corn and soybean meal.
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FDA approves drug that lowers beef cattle ammonia emissions

Elanco product is first of its kind to be approved by US Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug for beef cattle that lowers the ammonia gas released as a byproduct of the animals’ waste. This is the first time the FDA has approved a drug that reduces gas emissions from an animal or its waste.
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Additives

Risks of high iron in zinc oxide in animal diets

Analysis examines the effects of excess, unintended iron levels in zinc oxide
Analyses made on zinc oxide (ZnO) samples have shown metal contamination, including high amounts of iron, which has been an increasing concern due to negative effects on livestock. This article examines the research and risks.
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