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The latest articles, analysis and animal feed safety research to ensure a safe and secure food chain farm-to-fork from the editors of Feed Strategy magazine. Topics include FSMA regulations, livestock feed additives, mycotoxins and feed mill accountability. Register for free to access premium content.

ARTICLES

Can feed additives control ASF?

Researchers find additives solutions successful in fight against swine viruses
Pipeline Veterinary Services' Scott Dee examines feed additive solutions for fighting swine viruses in effort to control ASF.
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DON confirmed in wheat in 3 more US states

Crop progress remains behind average due to wet conditions
Mycotoxins have been confirmed in three additional states, while crop progress remains behind average, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from July 9.
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FDA approves first generic monensin for use in cattle and goats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Monovet 90, the first generic monensin for use in cattle and goats for certain indications. While monensin is safe for cattle and goats when fed as directed, it is toxic and potentially lethal to horses at these levels, and overdoses in cattle, goats and other animals have occurred. 
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Nutrition

Nutritional strategies for piglet diets without zinc oxide

While there is no direct replacement, promotion of gut health and immunity helps prevent diarrhea.
The pig industry is facing the challenge of production without zinc oxide. Therefore, strategies need to be found to prevent diarrhea and optimize growth, in order to protect producers' bottom line. Ingredients, diet formulation and additives can be used to support gut health and immunity, to naturally help prevent diarrhea at weaning.
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Consumer Trends

Consumers invested in animal welfare, but knowledge is limited

Animal welfare remains on the public agenda, but a lack of consumer understanding around livestock production means actual concerns are very broad.
Animal welfare is on the public agenda, and with a plethora of certifications and major brand commitments in place, industry is responding. But very few consumers fully understand the ins and outs of livestock farming and so most animal welfare concerns remain broad.
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Piglet welfare is compromised by feed regulations

When policymakers do not take into account all aspects related to regulatory limits, it is the producers and their animals that suffer the most.
Legislators have decided to ban feeding growth-promoting antibiotics to all pigs, and they are trying to reduce even therapeutic use in order to protect human health.
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