April 22, 2016
When they were testing a theory that Mars Bars could make ponies faster, Annie and Kate Madden never thought it would turn into a company selling supplements for racing camels. The test was a project Kate, now 15, entered in the 2014 Young Scientist competition to debunk the notion that chocolate improved the animals’ performance. It turns out she was right.
April 22, 2016
Antibacterial resistance has become a major problem worldwide in large numbers of illnesses and deaths, as well as other societal costs, estimated at up to $20 billion in direct costs in the United States alone. “Some headlines predict an apocalypse, and while I don’t want to sound sensational without action to reduce reliance on antibiotics in livestock, we could be heading toward an apocalypse,” says Richard Murphy, research director at Alltech’s European Headquarters and Bioscience Center in Dunboyne, Ireland.
April 18, 2016
As long as antibiotic use continues in humans or animals, pathogens will develop resistance. But as public pressures to fight the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and preserve the efficacy of existing products, animal agriculture will need to deploy alternatives, particularly for growth promotion and disease prevention.
April 8, 2016
EFSA has found the current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of the mycotoxin, zearalenone, in food and feed should be maintained at the previous level of 0.25 µg/kg BW per day.
April 7, 2016
Dairies around the world should be concerned about mycotoxins emerging on the farm as fungal threats continue to affect animal, plant and ecosystem health. Global disease alerts persist, and several species face possible extinction or extirpation each year.
April 6, 2016
If dairy producers thought their corn silage quality was top notch when they packed it away after the 2015 harvest, they may want to check again. Type A Trichothecene mycotoxins are on the rise.
April 6, 2016
Feeding, monitoring, formulation and rumination are the four key areas to a successful transition program. The rumination process supplies an important level of buffe, such as bicarbonate and phosphate that have a pivotal role in controlling the rumen pH.
April 1, 2016
Rumination, the cow’s ability to turn food over and over in the stomach in order to digest it, is by far one of the most telling signals the animal has in conveying health status and well-being.
March 31, 2016
Dawn Meats marks an industry first as graduate trainees complete a custom-made UCD management programme, while the winner of Alltech's Young Scientist Competition will get a fully funded PhD.
March 29, 2016
It may be time for US producers to recheck corn silage quality as mycotoxin levels have been increasing since September. North American corn silage samples are continuing to test positive for levels of Type A Trichothecene mycotoxins, or T-2 group mycotoxins, and levels have been increasing, said Max Hawkins, mycotoxin management team nutritionist with Alltech.