Technical Paper

The influence of drinking water acidification in broilers under tropical conditions

Monday, November 6, 2023

The potential for organic acids to preserve feed and water quality lies in their ability to protect against microbial and fungal contamination and/or degradation. The free hydrogen proton of a dissociated organic acid lowers pH, thereby creating unfavourable conditions for bacterial pathogens.

Active D: An innovative natural solution to prevent hypocalcemia in dairy cows

Friday, October 20, 2023

Hypocalcemia is a common metabolic disorder of periparturient dairy cows particularly affecting high producing pluriparous animals. As the end of gestation approaches, calcium demands start to increase due to the final development of the fetal skeleton and the initiation of the synthesis and accumulation of maternal co ...

Phytobiotics: Mycotoxins in Feed - A Danger for Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by certain types of fungi, primarily molds, that can contaminate food and feed crops. These toxins are naturally occurring and can pose significant health risks to humans and animals if consumed in sufficient quantities.

Exploring the potential of with phycogenics, new metabolites from seaweeds

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Novel combinations of natural extracts, from plants and seaweeds, offer alternative to growth promoters and support better performance of livestock animals.

Probiotics as a Friendly Antibiotic Alternative: Assessment of Their Effects on the Health and Productive Performance of Poultry

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Antibiotics have been used to maintain the overall health of poultry by increasing production efficiency, promoting growth, and improving intestinal function for more than 50 years. However, they have a number of side effects, such as antibiotic resistance, gut dysbiosis, destruction of beneficial bacteria, and the pot ...

An in vitro model for caecal proteolytic fermentation potential of ingredients in broilers

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Fermentation of protein in the caeca of chickens may lead to the production of potentially detrimental metabolites, which can reduce gut health. A poor precaecal digestion is expected to increase protein fermentation (PF), as more proteins are likely to enter the caeca.

Emerging technology prevents salmonella infection in poultry production

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can affect humans and animals. In the production of broiler chickens, Salmonella is a significant concern as it can lead to food contamination and foodborne illness. Therefore, proper biosecurity measures should be implemented to prevent Salmonella contamination.

Dietary calcium and non-phytate phosphorus levels affect the performance, serum biochemical indices, and lipid metabolism in growing pullets

Monday, March 27, 2023

This experiment aimed to study the effects of dietary calcium (Ca) and non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) levels on performance, serum biochemical indices, and lipid metabolism in Beijing You Chicken (BYC), a local chicken.

Research Note: Cecal microbiota harbored by free-range chickens may influence the reduction of Helicobacter pullorum relative abundance

Monday, March 27, 2023

Helicobacter pullorum is recognized as an emerging food-borne pathogen that may colonize the intestinal tract and the liver of avian species and humans causing several gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

Research Note: Disturbance of intracellular calcium signal in salpingitis simulation of laying hens

Monday, March 27, 2023

This study investigated whether there is disturbance of calcium signal in the simulated salpingitis of laying hens. A total of 90 Roman Pink layers (81 wk; 1.916 § 0.17 kg) were divided into 3 groups (Control treated with PBS, 1.85 mg lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/layer as LPS group, 1.85 mg LPS/layer as LPS +organic chemic ...