Animal Nutrition & Health
A new tool to measure yeast efficacy in dairy cows
Yeast supplementation is a common practice to improve the efficiency of feed utilization and performance in dairy cows. It is well-known that supplements containing live yeast can improve rumen fermentation and the digestive process by stabilizing rumen pH and stimulating the growth of beneficial microbial populations. These positive changes can be attributed to growth factors, ...More Info
Horse management: Barn owls for rodent control
It is late winter, and the rodent problem in your barn is starting to get annoying, as the pests are breaking into feed bags and helping themselves to horse treats and cat food. You know that mice can carry diseases, some of which can be seriously harmful for humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mice and rats can directly or indirectly tra...
3 FAQs about antibiotic-free production in poultry
We spoke with various poultry specialists about antibiotic-free production in poultry, feed additives in poultry nutrition and flock health to help us clarify the facts about antibiotic use in poultry....
A holistic approach for a zinc oxide-free piglet diet
The key to ensuring that pigs can thrive and survive in a post-zinc oxide era is for EU pig producers to adopt a multi-faceted approach that encompasses optimal nutrition, management, health and welfare practices....