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What’s fighting your phytase?
There are many schools of thought on the relative value of an inorganic source of mineral versus an organic source of mineral....
Alternatives to zinc oxide for more potent piglets
The nutritional and environmental experiences by weaning piglets contribute to gastro-intestinal and immune system disturbances....
Piglets have allergies too: post-weaning lag caused by sensitivity to soy protein
Early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag", but is it hypersensitivity to soy protein that is causing this? ...
Alleviating Soybean Allergenic Proteins Hindering Nursery Performance
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been characterized by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes Cassio Villela, Sr. Swine Marketing Specialist,...
Chelated Trace Minerals Boost Piglet Immunity, Growth
For decades, the global swine industry fed low levels of certain antibiotics to pigs to maintain gut health and improve growth. However, concerns about antibiotic resistance in humans and antibiotic use in animals have resulted in tightened regulations,...
Copper Is Key for Piglet Performance
The element is essential to a functional immune system and optimal health. Adding supplemental copper to nursery pig rations can improve daily gain and feed conversion ratios. ...
Organic Acid Feed Additive Can Reduce PEDv Risk
Infection with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, enteritis and high mortality in young pigs and continues to be a serious problem for the swine industry. ...
Blended Organic Acids Delivered via Water
Blended organic acids improve productive performance in sows and pigs, according to Dr. Jeffery Escobar, senior manager - swine nutrition research for Novus International....
Effects of Oxidized Corn Oil and a Synthetic Antioxidant Blend on Performance, Oxidative Status of Tissues and Fresh Meat Quality in Finishing Barrows
Feeding a dietary antioxidant to pigs can help to improve shelf life, according to a study from a research team from the University of Illinois and Novus International....
Evolution: Economic and Agriculture Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
The five most important policy categories for economic development in sub-Saharan Africa are identified in this report by Dr Giovanni Gasperoni and Tricia Beal of Novus International. They focus particularly on empowering agriculture best practices and...

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