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.

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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6 sources of poultry nutrition information

If you lack a degree in poultry nutrition, do not despair; the following list will help you get started — as long as you are not adverse to reading!
This list will provide you with enough information to communicate with a poultry nutrition expert at a more advanced level of understanding.
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New animal feed additive: activated silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide is not a new material, but a special process gives it a new interesting look with promising potential.
Quite often, I complain about the lack of new feed additives. Not this time, however, as I have come across something that makes me less pessimistic about the slowing pace of research towards innovative products.
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