News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Gwendolyn Jones

Dr. Gwendolyn Jones is the head of product management and communications with Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH. Jones holds a MBA from the University of Iowa and Ph.D. in animal science.


Hay un margen de mejora genética y medios nutricionales para optimizar la respuesta de los animales a los factores de estrés nutricionales, como las micotoxinas.  Foto de Ernesto Calderón

Agilidad intestinal para una nutrición avícola más rentable

El concepto de agilidad en el ave puede ayudar a desarrollar la eficiencia del intestino, que es muy sensible a los factores de estrés, como las micotoxinas.
La agilidad es la capacidad para anticiparse a los cambios, responder, adaptarse rápidamente y prosperar en un entorno difícil. La agilidad intestinal es un nuevo término acuñado para describir la capacidad del ave para adaptarse a los factores de estrés nutricional con una respuesta más eficiente energéticamente y de forma más rápida de lo que lo haría normalmente.
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pig performance with gut agility

Higher efficiency in pig performance with gut agility

The application of agility to pig nutrition is an entirely new approach for more profitability in competitive animal production.
There is scientific evidence suggesting that for genetic selection, improving the ability of pigs to cope with stressors may be a better way of improving pig performance than selecting only for increased growth potential.
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How to select the best phytase for your feed formulation

Five phytase characteristics to consider for achieving stronger levels of performance, profitability
In recent years a better understanding of the phytate molecule has lead to the realization that novel phytases have benefits beyond phosphorus release. Phytases have been shown to reduce the anti-nutrient effects of phytate in animal diets by degrading it, thereby, increasing the availability of energy and amino acids and providing the potential for phytases to further reduce the cost of feed.
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5 myths regarding carbohydrases in pig feeds

Carbohydrases used to improve the nutritive value of cereals have been surrounded by confusing information regarding their benefits and proper use.
Energy is an expensive ingredient in today's pig diets. The downside of cheaper feed energy sources is often a reduced availability of nutrients, resulting in a trade-off between cost of diet and animal performance. Carbohydrase enzymes are recognized for their ability to increase the flexibility to use less digestible energy sources in feed formulations without compromising animal performance in several markets.
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Using innovation to formulate profitable pig diets

In a world of price volatility, it will take creativity and a fresh pair of eyes to be successful in pig production. So how exactly does one go about doing that?
The days are gone where formulating pig diets was a simple calculation exercise in least cost diet formulation. The future requires creativity in feed formulation as well as a much deeper understanding of how nutrients are processed and how they interact within the animal in order to stay ahead of the game in profitable pig production.
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