What about…gut?

What about…gut?

By 2022, the use of pharmacological levels of zinc in pig feed in the European Union will be banned... It is clear that the demand for alternative feed additives to support performance and intestinal resilience in monogastric animals will further increase. We expect...
Phytogenics in aquaculture production (part 2)

Phytogenics in aquaculture production (part 2)

Fish have so many secrets. In part 1 of our mini-series, we have already familiarized ourselves with the basics: the peculiarities of the immune system of fish, as well as the specificities of the right feeding. But what contribution can phytogenics in aquaculture...
What about…global trends in ABF production?

What about…global trends in ABF production?

What about gut? In our latest dossier, experts from science and practice present the latest insights on intestinal health in monogastric animals. Discover more in Dr. Leon Broom’s article (Chief Scientific officer, Gut health consultancy) about the global trends in...
Heat stress management in poultry

Heat stress management in poultry

Not only we, especially our animals suffer from heat stress – particularly poultry. In the summer months, outside temperatures quickly reach highs of over 35°C – this means it can get hot in the poultry house. Modern broiler breeds have a continuously increasing...
Improving meat quality with phytogenics

Improving meat quality with phytogenics

Hungry for good pork meat? If the meat changes significantly during browning, this is a typical sign of poor meat quality. It is reasonable to assume that the ingredients of the meat are not in good condition. But how can meat quality be improved? The answer is...
It needs palatability to increase feed intake

It needs palatability to increase feed intake

Animals may not succumb to the powerful smell of buttered popcorn in a movie theater like we do, but they are still influenced by their senses. When it comes to livestock animals’ feed intake, palatability, sensory stimulation and external factors all play a role....
What are the effects of phytogenics on egg quality?

What are the effects of phytogenics on egg quality?

Germans and Spaniards prefer an intense yellow-orange color in their yolk, yet the Swedish and Irish would rather a pale yellow. So, could it be the color of the yolk that makes a good egg? Or perhaps the palatability, egg weight, or shell quality? The answer lies in...
It’s thyme for a change (part 3)

It’s thyme for a change (part 3)

Already in part 1 and part 2 of our blog you could improve your phytogenic knowledge about thyme as feed additive and its ingredients. Now you want to know what beneficial effects the main components of thyme have on the body of humans and animals? Well then,...
It’s thyme for a change (part 2)

It’s thyme for a change (part 2)

As we have already learned in the first part of our blog, you can even discover thyme while hiking on the highest mountains. If you don’t want to exert yourself to find thyme, an aisle to the spice rack is easier. Perceive its irresistible, spicy-aromatic scent...
Support your birds intestine – in a natural way

Support your birds intestine – in a natural way

©GettyImages Imagine: Up above the green hills it stands, the big castle surrounded by high walls. Handsome knights are waiting on the castle wall, ready to fight. But the knights are overwhelmed by the immense number of enemies attacking the castle walls – they are...
It’s thyme for a change (part 1)

It’s thyme for a change (part 1)

Let’s get started and come with us on a journey through thyme: Whether as a medicinal plant or as a spice – hardly any herb can be used more versatilely to meet present and future challenges. After reading this first part of our series you will know about the...
Quorum sensing inhibition in animal nutrition

Quorum sensing inhibition in animal nutrition

Imagine: You are a bacterium, living attached to the warm mucosa in a piglet’s small intestine. A short time before, you have lived outside, surviving those harsh conditions, until your new host ingested you. You are not just a bacterium: You a so-called...
Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics

Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics

Consumers have collectively and powerfully voiced their taste and preference for food derived from animal production: “no antibiotics ever.” Today, all millennials are adults and comprise a large percentage of the population. They hold the most spending power of any...
Post-weaning feed intake in piglets

Post-weaning feed intake in piglets

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...
Lameness in poultry?

Lameness in poultry?

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 lameness in poultry....
Post-weaning problems in piglets?

Post-weaning problems in piglets?

Dear Delacon Team, Yesterday I read in the newspaper that more and more countries are going to ban antibiotics like Colistin for therapeutic use in livestock production. Moreover, the EU is planning to ban the use of Zink-oxide in 2022. However, every 4th of my piglet...