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3 myths about phytogenic feed additives in animal nutrition
3 myths about phytogenic feed additives in animal nutrition
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
“Too expensive, just essential oils, nature-identical vs. natural products – all the same," are only some of the phytogenics myths that float around the industry and world wide web. Today, I like to clarify some of these myths. Discover the truth.
4 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 11. December 2018
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Protein efficiency – not just a topic for the cow’s performance
Protein efficiency – not just a topic for the cow’s performance
6 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Reduce eutrophication. Over-fertilization of the fields. High nitrate pollution of the waters - Nitrogen losses are a big issue. Interested in how to overcome this challenge?
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 23. November 2018
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What’s about a phytogenic solution to prevent post weaning diarrhea?
What’s about a phytogenic solution to prevent post weaning diarrhea?
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Do you also have problems with PWD? Afraid of rising medication costs? No wonder: in europe, nearly every 4th piglet is estimated to be affected by PWD. Everyone in pig production is alert about the problems arising with the elimination of antibiotics. The search for a sustainable solution has been challenging...
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. October 2018
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Answering chicken questions on World Chicken Day
Answering chicken questions on World Chicken Day
The chicken vs. the egg, and how chickens are raised sustainably
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
We took the special occasion of Word Chicken day to bring the chicken into the spotlight. How? In addressing "easy" questions like what came first: the chicken or the egg? And on a deeper level, in addressing how chickens are raised sustainably.
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 21. October 2018
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It needs gut protection against post weaning diarrhea
It needs gut protection against post weaning diarrhea
Post weaning diarrhea: a complex challenge
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Monday morning. 9 a.m. Pig farmer Eric opens the newspaper and gets worried: Not only Europe, also Malaysia is preparing a law to ban the use of colistin in animals. Not only for prevention, but also for therapeutic use. Moreover, also ZnO will be banned in Europe in 2022. When will it become reality in the US?
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 20. October 2018
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Phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 1)
Phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 1)
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
When observing the world around us – beyond the feed industry – we can see the market’s proliferation of plant extracts and natural substances. They are ranging from cleaning products, hair and skin care to food and beverages. Companies across the world use plant-based ingredients to meet customers’ needs in seeking clean labels and natural alternatives. The time has come to bring phytogenics to the spotlight of the feed industry as well. In this blog series, we will explain three decades of their use to support animal performance and health as well as their positive impact on the environment. Welcome to the phytogenic universe!
5 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 19. October 2018
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Phytogenic survey: Consumers say ‘yes’ to plant-based feed additives
Phytogenic survey: Consumers say ‘yes’ to plant-based feed additives
3 minutes
You are what you eat. Consumers interest in how their food is produced is higher than ever. But does it also impact their brand choice and buying decision? Recent surveys conducted in the United States and Thailand deliver valuable insights into this question.
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 18. October 2018
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Deer breeding at the highest level
Deer breeding at the highest level
Actifor® improves feed intake, vitality and antler growth
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Achieving extraordinary results often goes along which leaving traditional paths. This is what Guenther Kitzmueller has done. How? The pioneering deer breeder from Austria trusts in the power of nature when it comes to animal feed. Meet Guenther and find out more about his unconventional way.
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 17. October 2018
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Articles worth reading
Articles worth reading
4 minutes
Phytogenius is your number 1 information source about phytogenic feed additives. We at Delacon create a lot of content for all of those, who want to become phytogenius! But to provide you with even more information, we also share good content from others. The topics? Of course phytogenics, but also related content from the feed and food industry. Enjoy reading the first issue.
4 minutes | Christoph Hartinger | 16. October 2018
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Why are eggs contributing to a green future?
Why are eggs contributing to a green future?
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Living in a society of a growing population and limited resources, the egg is recognized as a very precious food throughout the world. Many consumers already recognize and appreciate the health benefits of eggs. However, in many parts of the word the nutritional aspects are still underestimated. The same can be said for the positive impact of animal nutrition on eggs. Do you know how they correlate with each other?
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 15. October 2018
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Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics
Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics
How do you try to overcome gastric flu?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
How do you try to overcome gastric flu? You might not resort to antibiotics directly but to chamomile tea. Probably you know, that an early use of antibiotics can quickly lead to bacterial resistance. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause severe sickness in more than 2 million people in the US, leading to more than 20.000 deaths annually. The reason for resistant bacterial strains is not only a naive and careless use of antibiotics by humans, but also livestock production has an influence.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 13. October 2018
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Is the control of coccidiosis in chickens the key to intestinal health?
Is the control of coccidiosis in chickens the key to intestinal health?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Is there a chance to overcome coccidiosis in a natural way? And what is about secondary bacterial infections? Let’s have a closer look on phytogenic solutions to support intestinal health…
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 12. October 2018
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Facilitating digestibility with phytogenic feed additives
Facilitating digestibility with phytogenic feed additives
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
When it comes to dairy production, optimization strategies are needed to meet the growing global demand. Do you know about the 5 ways phytogenics can improve digestibility in ruminants and thus increase feed efficiency?
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 9. October 2018
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Reduce ammonia emissions in pig production with phytogenics
Reduce ammonia emissions in pig production with phytogenics
Choose the phytogenic solution to decrease ammonia emissions, support animal health and improve performance in pig production.
6 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
When entering a pigsty, it often stings immediately in lungs and eye – the talk is about ammonia. Breathing becomes harder and eyes start to tear. After a short time of only 8 hours with a concentration of 20-25 ppm aerial ammonia, mucous membrane irritation occurs. In such an environment no pig or farmer wants to live or work. But there is a solution for this problem.
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 8. October 2018
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No poultry like footpad lesions
No poultry like footpad lesions
Overcome footpad lesions in poultry with phytogenics
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
A sudden rain shower, leaking shoes, and it’s already happened: The feet are wet inclusively the socks. You hear it too often as a child: Wet feet will make you sick. While wet feet often lead to colds in humans, they will increase the risk of footpad lesions in poultry. These affects both: animal performance and animal welfare.
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 7. October 2018
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4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics
4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics
Benefits of phytogenics in livestock production
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Many times, it needs give and take to create a win-win situation. However, when it comes to phytogenics, there’s a win-win-win situation for livestock producers, the environment and consumers with no party making any concessions. Convince yourself from the benefits of using phytogenics in livestock production.
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 6. October 2018
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Beat the heat: Phytogenic solutions for heat stress in poultry
Beat the heat: Phytogenic solutions for heat stress in poultry
Support poultry during heat stress periods
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Just like you and me, most poultry experience heat stress during their lifetime, even if they don’t live in a warm climate, where poultry are often raised. With average temperatures rising due to climate change, more birds encounter heat stress than ever before.
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 2. October 2018
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