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Webinar: Six basic ingredients in designing a piglet diet without antibiotics

3/15/18 9:00 am CST

Feed Strategy seriesRegister to learn how successful piglet diets start with the right raw materials, click here. 

This webinar will discuss how designing successful piglet diets without antibiotics starts with a selection of the right raw materials. Formulating a piglet diet with antibiotics is a rather easy task, at least for most nutritionists, and it gets easier as piglet weaning age increases. But, with early weaning (up to 28 days of age) still being popular, and the need to remove or reduce antibiotics and other antimicrobial compounds from modern piglet feeds a constant pressure worldwide, we must consider the immature digestive system in conjunction with a highly unstable/developing gut microbiota profile. Doing otherwise we risk the danger of having poor growth performance or offsetting pathogenic diarrheas; both undesirable under any circumstances!

This webinar will broadcast at 9:00 AM Central.


  • The value of oats and their limitations
  • The different available forms of soy protein
  • The use of simple sugars to replace lactose
  • The significance of immunoglobulins
  • The alternatives to normal Zn and Cu forms
  • The still undervalued importance of the right fiber profile


This webinar is the first in the 'Feed Strategy Webinar Series' and is presented by WATT Global Media.

Please note that the duration time of this webinar is 30 minutes.


Speaker Info:

Mavromichali headshotIoannis Mavromichalis, PhD

An animal nutrition industry consultant, working worldwide, with renown experiences in piglet nutrition for over 25 years. Dr. Mavromichalis has been frequent contributor in many media platforms, having published numerous articles at WATT, while maintaining an active weekly blog. He is also the author of two books on piglet nutrition, whereas his third book is due this year. He consults actively on all monogastric species, and he is even more widely known for his critical position towards overusing additives when not necessary.

Dr. Guillermo Zavala is the founder of Avian Health International.  Dr Zavala holds a DVM and a specialty in poultry production from the University of Mexico; a Master of Science, a Master of Avian Medicine, and a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. He has worked in broiler and breeding companies, vaccine companies, one diagnostic laboratory, two academic institutions and as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Population Health, University of Georgia. His field of research is in applied virology (CIAV, IBDV, tumor viruses, ILT, enteric viruses and fowl adenovirus). He has 32 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series. 
This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series. 
This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series.