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Poultry have an inherent need for fiber to maintain a healthy digestive system. Soluble fibers can be used as an energy source by poultry
Improvements in feed efficiency for poultry start with a focus on the quality of water and feed offered at hatching, says expert.
Dr Keith Bramwell, senior technical advisor to the Jamesway Incubator Company, addresses whether feeding individual chicks immediately after hatch is beneficial
Industry professionals discuss why phytogenics may help with poultry health as the demand for antibiotic-free meat increases
Common approaches encountered in successful antibiotic-free feeding programs
Most diets for poultry worldwide are composed of about 70 percent corn or wheat, 20 percent soybean meal and 10 percent other ingredients, such as minerals
In-feed antibiotics and antimicrobial agents have been banned in the European Union. Now, other countries are following suit.
Replacing corn with cassava and reducing protein levels in poultry diets may offer sustainable production.
Pigs and poultry continue to require external supplementation of all B vitamins, but certain conditions might lead to deficiencies.
Research shows that it may be possible to overcome challenges and achieve eubiosis in vegetable-based feeds with a multi-enzyme system.