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Animal Feed Additives

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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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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