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.

Observations of the European poultry nutrition symposium

An event designed to attract an immense, yet diverse, group of poultry professionals has delivered a performance that was rather short of my super-high expectations.
When I decided to attend the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in early May 2017, I did so thinking it would be an opportunity to update myself on the latest happenings of the industry.
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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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