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News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Animal Nutrition Views

Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world.

Feeding diseased livestock remains a challenge

Nutrient requirements for fighting disease are quite different from those required for productive purposes.
Despite best efforts exercised by researchers and sincere attempts by field nutritionists and veterinarians, we still remain far away from a clear understanding on how to feed animals under disease stress.
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Why bother with organic acid salts at all?

I have always used straight organic acids, but I keep receiving calls to use salts, and I am not sure I understand the reasoning behind these products.
I have my preferred blend of organic acids that changes according to the needs of the feed in question, but I have always used straight acids.
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Poultry foot-pad dermatitis: An updated review

A review of nutrition and foot-pad dermatitis highlights the importance of protein, biotin and the minerals sodium and potassium in keeping bird leg health at optimal levels.
Finding a review on a hot topic, like that of foot-pad dermatitis (FPD) in broilers and turkeys, is too good not to share.
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