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.

Future of enzyme research in animal nutrition

Freedom to dream is what makes great scientists, but freedom is expensive!
A prominent enzyme researcher mentioned that if we want something better than an improved xylanase — when it comes to fiber enzymes — we must keep dreaming. Taking this piece of advice to heart, I decided to dream.
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Do liquid-fed pigs require extra water?

Theories suggest that offering pigs liquid feed eliminates the need for supplemental fresh water. Is this true?
In theory, pigs do not require a separate source of water given that their true requirements for water are satisfied through the daily allotment of liquid feed.
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Broiler post-hatch super pre-starter boosts performance

Broiler producers are usually encouraged to test the feed and evaluate the results on their own, which is good advice and should follow an informed decision.
Feeding a post-hatch special diet remains a controversial topic. Not only because the feed is expensive, by the nature of the special ingredients used in formulating it, but also because there are few quantitative studies.
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