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ESPN 2019: First impressions, part 1, the venue

It appears somebody reads my blogs or organizers got their act together much better this time.
In 2017, when I participated at the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in Tarragona, Spain, I complained about several things, but this year, after having spent a great week at ESPN in Gdansk, Poland, I have nothing but praise to heap on the organizers.
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Gut health at ESPN: Beyond microorganisms

Gut health is not just a microorganism, it is a whole community that interacts with the intestine and other organs
There is no universal definition of gut health, but with a poultry production without antibiotics, it is essential to discover what is beyond a simple microorganism.
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Auburn board approves naming poultry center classroom after Pilgrim's

A teaching space inside the flagship building at Auburn University’s Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center is now the Pilgrim’s Education Classroom. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the designation at its June 7 meeting in Auburn in recognition of Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.’s $500,000 gift to support the 30-acre Miller Center complex north of Auburn’s main campus.
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Mar-Jac Poultry receives Industry of the Year honor

After a full year in operation in Franklin County, Alabama, company earns recognition
Mar-Jac Poultry’s presence is still relatively new in Franklin County, Alabama. Yet, the company was Industry of the Year at the recent 2019 Franklin County Partnership Awards Banquet.
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Heard to lead USPOULTRY, USPOULTRY Foundation research programs

She will succeed Dr. John Glisson, who is retiring
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) announces the appointment of Dr. Denise Heard as director of research, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Dr. John Glisson, who will be retiring soon and will assist as needed during the transition.
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Could the benefits of gut bacteria be mimicked by drugs?

Four-year study indicates that some of the positive effects of gut bacteria could be achieved through drugs, suggesting new possibilities to address health issues in humans and poultry.
Developments in the field of human intestinal health may have significant implications for managing the poultry gut, and suggest a potentially easier way to harvest the benefits of a healthy gut microbiota.
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AB Vista to preview new carbon reduction study at ESPN

New research exploring the effect of a targeted enzyme application on reducing the carbon footprint of broiler production is among the insights to be presented by AB Vista at the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN), taking place in Poland from June 10-13.
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