Phytogenics: A tool to improve efficiency in lamb feedlots
For successful lamb feed lotting, it is essential to have a basic understanding of the lamb's digestive system. A major issue is that the lamb's rumen is designed to act as a fermentation vat in which roughage (grass, straw, etc.) is broken down by microbes into volatile fatty acids, ammonia, and methane. This system benefits both the lamb and the…
Phytogenics: A step further in nutrient utilisation
More than ever, the swine industry is facing challenges from all kinds of directions – whether it is cost of production, welfare or environmental concerns. Dietary solutions, including phytogenics, can help meet these challenges.
Maintaining good body condition of lactating sows
The lactation phase is often tricky for modern sows as large litters of piglets are always hungry. Sows struggle to maintain productivity, especially when feed intake is inadequate. Feed additives can play a role in helping sows get through lactation more easily.
Phytogenic feed additives: Proven tool to mitigate heat stress
As the global climate changes, heat stress (HS) caused by elevated temperatures is the most challenging environmental stressor resulting in significant economic losses. To alleviate the negative consequences of heat stress, it is advisable to apply some nutritional practices, such as the addition of phytogenic feed additives (PFA), alongside other…
Could phytogenic feed additives prevent bacterial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a considerable threat to public health worldwide. The related cost to the healthcare systems of EU/EEA countries is estimated to be around €1.1 billion per year. Based on the Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators’ predictive models (2022), an estimated 4.95 million deaths were associated with bacterial AMR in…
Benefits of phytogenics for laying hens during environmental challenges
Due to global climate changes, climatic variations have altered the environmental temperatures, precipitation patterns, and atmospheric carbon dioxide in the last few decades. Climatic conditions have an impact on poultry farming and so controlling environmental temperature during hot seasons is one of the significant challenging factors in egg…
Fertility performance assessment of broiler breeder flocks
At a time when production costs are rising, output efficiency has never been more critical to a producer’s financial return. One way to ensure that the reproductive flock performs optimally is by conducting a real-time fertility assessment to estimate the performance. If required, this can save losses and money through early intervention.