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Ascus plans poultry endomicrobial feed additive launch

Full genetic sequencing of more than 6,000 poultry gastrointestinal tract samples create a highly tailored poultry feed supplement.
By better understanding the relationship between the microbiome and its hosts processes, Ascus Biosciences has created a new feed additives category, endomicrobials, which comprise novel, beneficial microbes that live symbiotically within selected species to enhance productivity, efficiency and well-being.
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5 keys to successful antibiotic-free poultry production

Find out how to promote the health of birds in no-antibiotics-ever broiler production
There are five guiding principles to successful antibiotic-free poultry production, according to Charles Hofacre, president, Southern Poultry Research Group and University of Georgia professor emeritus.
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International Poultry Council statement on OIE report on antimicrobial use

Responsible antimicrobial use, proper animal care and stakeholder collaboration are key components of the ‘One Health’ approach as all work to minimize the use of antibiotics in food animals and the sector’s contribution to the potential development of antimicrobial resistance. The third OIE report on the global use of antimicrobials is a significant contribution to ensure more accurate information is available so informed decisions can be made to advance evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship practices globally.
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Global broiler hybrids require local feeds

Most producers use the generic dietary specifications provided generously by genetic houses, but these are not the last word on the subject.
Most producers use the generic dietary specifications provided generously by genetic houses, but these are not the last word on the subject.
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First hemp-based animal feed approvals expected in 2019

With eminent approval for dogs and cats, advocates say five new feed ingredients are in the works
Dogs and cats could — legally — enjoy their own hemp-based edibles by the end of 2019, hemp advocates say; and feed ingredients for seven additional species are in the works. But industry leaders worry hemp producers aren’t prepared for the potential surge in demand.
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NAE production practices to combat gastrointestinal challenges

Coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis are a main concern in no antibiotics ever production, early exposure and good management practices are key
Two of the biggest health challenges with no antibiotic ever (NAE) production are coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis, explained Ohio State University's Ph.D. Lisa Bielke at IPPE.
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AB Vista launches Signis at IPPE

Animal feed additive aids in the development of the fiber-digesting microbiome in pigs and poultry
Pig and poultry feed additive that aids the fiber-digesting microbiome launched by AB Vista at IPPE.
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