Technical Paper

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 ...

Research insight into mycotoxin mitigation in dairy cows

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Scientists renowned for their research on mycotoxin risk management in livestock shared insights on how mycotoxins affect the bottom line of dairy cow operations during the Selko Feed Additives global webinar "Multi- pronged Approach to Mycotoxin Risk Management in Dairy Cows."

Feeding behaviour: Understanding the science behind feed palatability

Monday, May 9, 2022

The important role of feed palatability in livestock animals, and particularly young animals, is reflected in their sensitivity to the smell and taste of feed, which influences their feeding behaviour. These feeding experiences are dependent on formula, processing, and the freshness and stability of raw materials, maki ...

Quantitative estimation of aflatoxin level in poultry feed in selected poultry farms

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Poultry feed contamination due to mycotoxins is one of the major threats to the growing poultry industry. Surveillance of different mycotoxins, including aflatoxin, is very important to control economic and health hazards associated with these toxins. Studies reporting aflatoxin levels in poultry feed are limited. Ther ...

Nutrigenomics in livestock - recent advances

Monday, August 16, 2021

The study of the effects of nutrients on genome functioning, in terms of gene transcription, protein levels, and epigenetic mechanisms, is referred to as nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomic studies in farm animals, as distinct from rodents, are limited by the high cost of keeping livestock, their long generational distance, an ...

Stability, predictability and bioavailability of trace mineral source in the dairy cattle ration - Insights from animal nutrition research

Friday, April 9, 2021

Selko, the Feed Additives brand of Trouw Nutrition, is sharing research exploring the use of different trace mineral sources, mineral absorption and bioavailability when used in dairy cows and cattle feeds.

Nutrient utilization for sustainable beef production

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

In beef cattle production, requirement of feed to produce kg of beef is higher than other species, so considering more effective nutrient utilization is key for sustainability. Also, prevention of some disease is important. We introduce our unique micronutrients for utilization.

Revisiting oxidative stress and the use of organic selenium in dairy cow nutrition

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Among feed-derived antioxidants, selenium (Se) was shown to have a special place as an essential part of 25 selenoproteins identified in animals. Organic Se, in the form of selenomethionine (SeMet), has been reported to be a much more effective Se source when compared with mineral forms such as sodium selenite or selen ...

The impact of early life nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction in dairy cattle

Monday, February 8, 2021

Contentious issues in calf rearing include milk feeding practices and single versus group housing. The current study was performed on a high producing 170 Holstein cow dairy farm, to investigate the impact of nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction. Heifer calves (n = 100) were allocated in birth order to one ...

LifeStart Sets Life Performance - An ongoing trial on dairy calves

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Many researchers have shown the positive effects of elevated levels of pre-weaning nutrition in dairy calves on growth, health, fertility, future lifetime production and culling rate. Trouw Nutrition's LifeStart research programme follows two groups of calves during their entire productive life. It started in 2 ...