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Animal Feed Additives

4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success

Antibiotics are disappearing quickly from animal production, and these four additives have been first to show positive results in replicating their end result, if not their mode of action.
There is no additive, not of a medicinal nature, that can replace the role of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes. Sick animals requiring antibiotic treatment under veterinarian care should receive appropriate antibiotics at proper dosages to ensure their health and welfare. What happens to such animals raised under no-antibiotics-ever production is a matter that has to do with the marketing/commercial aspects of such business.
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Marketing nutrition from two different directions

The way nutrition is marketed can differ markedly. Why is each method is followed or ignored?
There are two basic methods of marketing nutritional supplements. Successful marketeers combine the best of both worlds, either in a legitimate strategy or in a flawed stratagem. It is up to us to our customers to work with trustworthy and knowledgeable people, but hard and fast earning in this business usually impedes such efforts.
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Gut health

How gut health affects animal performance in ABF production

Maintaining a balanced and effective microbiome is essential for health.
The challenge of antibiotic-free production makes gut health even more important for animal performance. Maintaining a balanced and effective microbiome is essential for health. The relationship between it and the host is complex but there are novel opportunities for positive manipulation.
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Bacteriophage

Future animal health applications for bacteriophages

Gene products used as antibiotics alternatives show potential in fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Scientists believe that bacteriophage gene products could eventually be used to target bacterial pathogens, such as C. perfringens, in commercial livestock and poultry applications.
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Enhancing animal wellness through sensory additives

Combining the expertise of functional and sensory additives to improve animal performance and wellness. Sponsored by Phodé.
Combining the expertise of functional and sensory additives to improve animal performance and wellness. Sponsored by Phodé.
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Amlan showcases natural solutions to enhance poultry productivity

At the recent Aviespecialistas de México (AVEM) International Congress 2019, Amlan International presented trial results from a commercial layer producer’s implementation of an Amlan feed additive program that increased production and resulted in a return on investment of 4 to 1.
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Delacon is growing Asian team and hub

Delacon has fostered the team with two new colleagues to a size of seven. Yoshinori Hashizawa is Country Sales Manager Japan and Edna Alconera is Country Sales Manager Philippines.
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First comes nutrition, then come additives

It is the fashion of modern nutrition to discuss additives, if only because there is a tremendous industry that supports them.
Nothing is wrong with feed additives. In fact, in the right hands, they can be used with tremendous efficiency, like proper tools for the right job. And, this is what additives are: tools for specific jobs, either to solve a problem or enhance a function.
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