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What about…Gut health challenges in poultry?
What about…Gut health challenges in poultry?
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The intestine is primarily responsible for the digestion and absorption of dietary nutrients, as well as being a major body surface area in contact with the external environment and home to the majority of immune cells. Discover in this article how phytogenics can help to support the gut and read more in our Dossier.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 25. August 2020
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Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 4)
Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 4)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
As you have already read in part 1 and part 2, Fenugreek is an ancient cultivated plant with a lot of beneficial properties. With its vast modes of action, it influences the organism of humans and animals in multiple ways. That means, fenugreek is not only a valuable foodstuff, but also a corrective in the glucose metabolism and can support maintenance of intestinal health. In this last part of our phytogenic series on fenugreek, we want to take a closer look at the antioxidant properties of its active ingredients. Stay curious...
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 18. August 2020
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Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 3)
Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 3)
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Did you know that fenugreek is an indespensable ingredient of curry? Read more about the beneficial modes of action of fenugreek seeds' ingredients in this part 3...
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 11. August 2020
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Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 2)
Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 2)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
In the first part of our fenugreek series you discovered the amazing history of this versatile medical plant. In this part you can learn about the active ingredients of fenugreek seeds….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 28. July 2020
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Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 1)
Fenugreek – a versatile plant in animal feed (part 1)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Fenugreek is one of the oldest cultivated and medicinal plants in the world. Thousands of years ago, the herbaceous plant was already highly regarded in the cultures of Egypt, China, India, the Arab countries, the Roman Empire and Greece. Learn in this first part of our series about the history of fenugreek.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 14. July 2020
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What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics (part 5)?
What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics (part 5)?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Did you know that heat stress can be divided into two main categories: Acute and chronic heat stress? Persistent heat stress in monogastric animals not only has negative effects on intestinal morphology, barrier integrity or the immune system. The intestinal microbiota is also negatively affected. Read more in this article.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 7. July 2020
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What about… The role of the intestinal microbiota for intestinal development and health in young pigs and poultry?
What about… The role of the intestinal microbiota for intestinal development and health in young pigs and poultry?
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Discover with Dr. Metzler-Zebeli the role of intestinal microbiota for intestinal development and health in young animals and learn more in our dossier.
2 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 23. June 2020
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What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics (part 4)?
What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics (part 4)?
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Heat stress influences many factors: Feed intake decreases, movement is restricted - to prevent increased heat generation in the body. Reduced desire to move or increased water absorption are immediately recognizable symptoms of heat stress. But do you also know about cellular reactions to heat stress?
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 18. June 2020
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What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics (part 3)?
What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics (part 3)?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Heat stress usually leads to a reduced feed intake. Did you know that also the immune system of farm animals is negatively effected by heat stress? Discover more in this third part of our series about heat stress in monogastrics...
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 10. June 2020
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What about…gut?
What about…gut?
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By 2022, the use of pharmacological levels of zinc in pig feed in the European Union will be banned. How can phytogenics offer support to maintain intestinal resilience? Discover in our latest Dossier #Whataboutgut
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 4. June 2020
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What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics? (Part 2)
What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics? (Part 2)
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Livestock suffers from rising temperatures. In the first part we already talked about the effects of heat stress on intestinal morphology. Do you know that there are the effects on the intestinal barrier as well?
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. May 2020
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What about…Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health?
What about…Impact of nutrition on performance and intestinal health?
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The use of feed additives plays an important role to improve the gastrointestinal health in monogastric animals. Read more about in our new Dossier "What about gut"...
2 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 12. May 2020
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What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics? (Part 1)
What is the effect of heat stress in monogastrics? (Part 1)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Summer gives its best and everyone knows from experience that performance decreases with increasing heat. While we can make ourselves more comfortable using air conditioning or reaching out for some ice cream, this options are not available for our livestock animals… What about phytogenics offer support under heat stress conditions?
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 5. May 2020
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Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 4)
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 4)
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Discover with us the effect of ginger on respiratory functions and learn more about this miracle root in this fourth part of our mini-series.
4 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer and 1 more | 21. April 2020
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What about …. Current challenges of coccidiosis in poultry and the options to control it in the UK?
What about …. Current challenges of coccidiosis in poultry and the options to control it in the UK?
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Coccidiosis is a big challenge in the poultry industry. In our latest dossier, expert Tibor Cserep looks at the options to control it in the UK. Find out what role phytogenics can play….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 14. April 2020
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Sustainable egg production: Three ways today’s eggs are greener than ever before
Sustainable egg production: Three ways today’s eggs are greener than ever before
Sustainable egg production
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Happy Easter! Prepare yourself for this year's Easter nest search. How? Find three strategies to feed more people with the high-quality protein of eggs, while using fewer resources. Sounds impossible? Not for phytogenius minds. EGGsplore further insights
2 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 7. April 2020
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Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 3)
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 3)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Do you know that ginger offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects? Read more about this powerful spice in our third blog article….
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf and 1 more | 2. April 2020
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Ginger – not just an Asian culinary spice (part 2)
Ginger – not just an Asian culinary spice (part 2)
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Do you know the active ingredients of ginger? Discover the meat tenderizing effects of zingibain and the effects of gingerol and much more...
3 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 26. March 2020
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In 2050 we produce 60 % more food. What if we would produce it sustainably?
In 2050 we produce 60 % more food. What if we would produce it sustainably?
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What the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) sees as a challenge can be an opportunity as well: Nourishing 9 billion people in the world. How would a sustainable feed-to-food chain impact our lives?
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 18. March 2020
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What about … anti-quorum sensing activity of phytogenics?
What about … anti-quorum sensing activity of phytogenics?
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2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 12. March 2020
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Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 1)
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice (part 1)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Do you know the mysterious origin of ginger or its special properties? Discover them with us in this first part of our ginger-series….
4 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 10. March 2020
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What about…global trends in ABF production?
What about…global trends in ABF production?
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What about gut? Reach out for our new dossier and get the latest informations about challenges and solutions in monogastric animals….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 30. January 2020
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Phytogenics in aquaculture production (part 1)
Phytogenics in aquaculture production (part 1)
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The deep sea is a place full of secrets. About 95% of it is unexplored. But even the fish that land on our plates have much to offer. Do you know that most of them come from aquaculture? Read more in this article...
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 22. January 2020
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Why does gut health play such an important role in livestock production?
Why does gut health play such an important role in livestock production?
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Get more insights about the Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals
2 minutes | Sanja Erkic | 13. December 2019
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From plant to extract – essential oils in animal nutrition
From plant to extract – essential oils in animal nutrition
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The interest of using essential oils in animal nutrition as a plant-derived alternative to antibiotics in today's feed industry is steadily rising. Explore in this article how to use the power of nature in a concentrated way…
6 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 4. November 2019
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Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 4)
Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 4)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Read in this last part of our series, how to explain and overcome the inconsistency and discrepancy in studies on turmeric. Will science be able to unlock the full potential of this powerful plant in the future?
3 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 23. October 2019
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Video: Expert talk about the feed industry
Video: Expert talk about the feed industry
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Now available: final part 4 of expert talk - What are the latest trends in animal nutrition? Jackie Roembke, editor of Feed Strategy Magazine and industry expert Tobias Steiner are discussing the challenges and changes in the feed industry.
< 1 minute | Christoph Hartinger | 17. October 2019
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Phytogenics – plant extracts in animal nutrition
Phytogenics – plant extracts in animal nutrition
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They offer more than antioxidative, anti-inflammatory or flavouring properties. They consist of many different active ingredient groups. Discover in this article what makes phytogenics special and why they are a crucial tool in animal nutrition....
3 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 8. October 2019
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Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 3)
Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 3)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Does turmeric influence the performance of livestock animals? Find it out and explore various scientific approaches and effects between in vivo and in vitro research.
2 minutes | Tobias Aumiller | 25. September 2019
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Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 2)
Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 2)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
As phytogenius minds, we always want to look under the surface and go deeper into the phytogenic universe. Therefore, we have evaluated turmeric’s potential usage in human as well as animal nutrition. How? By going through numerous studies and doing own research. Let’s see what we have been discovered.
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 18. September 2019
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Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 1)
Turmeric – the “golden” bullet in human and animal nutrition? (part 1)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Looking quite similar to ginger roots and being also known as Indian saffron: We are talking about the yellow-colored power plant turmeric. From their origin to modes of action - are you ready to discover another star in the phytogenic universe? Then read on…
2 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 12. September 2019
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Performizer – The strategy for reducing feed costs
Performizer – The strategy for reducing feed costs
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You're angry about high feed costs again? That doesn't have to be! Find out in this article how you can use phytogenics to reduce your feed costs.
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 29. August 2019
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Improving meat quality with phytogenics
Improving meat quality with phytogenics
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Tenderness and palatability of meat are strongly related to the feeding of the animal. Read about three ways how phytogenics improve porc meat quality.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 16. August 2019
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Five things you probably didn’t know about Delacon
Five things you probably didn’t know about Delacon
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I tell you some exciting facts around Delacon, the scientific approach, phytogenics and the culture. Continue reading, you won't regret it!
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 30. July 2019
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It needs palatability to increase feed intake
It needs palatability to increase feed intake
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Did you know that sows reduce feed intake with a temperature of 21°C and above? - it can be up to 100 g per degree. Benefit from the advantages of aromatic phytogenics to maintain feed intake even under stressful conditions.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. July 2019
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Leading the way for more transparency and standardization on the food market
Leading the way for more transparency and standardization on the food market
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Future animal protein sources, layer nutrition possibilities, and sustainability - only to name three of the major topics at this years ESPN in Poland. What is the contribution of phytogenics to solve these challenges and meet consumer demands? Dive into the phytogenic universe and find it out.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 2. July 2019
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You can make history. Or an antibiotic-free future in animal nutrition: With phytogenics
You can make history. Or an antibiotic-free future in animal nutrition: With phytogenics
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 4/5
More and more bacteria are becoming insensitive to antibiotics - even in animal husbandry. Read in this article what role phytogenics can play in antibiotic-free animal nutrition...
4 minutes | Ricardo Neto | 26. June 2019
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Phytogenics, botanicals, essential oils – all the same, or all different?
Phytogenics, botanicals, essential oils – all the same, or all different?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
3 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 18. June 2019
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Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics (part 2)
Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics (part 2)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
Have you read part 1 of our miniseries yet? Then you now know how inflammations develop. Read in part 2 how phytogenics can help to prevent inflammations in animals and thus, maintain high performance….
3 minutes | Stefan Hirtenlehner | 11. June 2019
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Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics (part 1)
Firefighting Phytogenics: Anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics (part 1)
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A splinter in the finger and it happens: an inflammation occurs. But what exactly happens with an inflammation in the body of humans and animals? Discover the answer in our first part of anti-inflammatory effects of phytogenics…..
2 minutes | Stefan Hirtenlehner | 4. June 2019
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock with phytogenics
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock with phytogenics
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Livestock farming contributes to a large extent to the production of greenhouse gases. Thereby, several phytogenics can help protect the environment by reducing emissions. And they have other advantages...
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 15. May 2019
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Pioneer meets pioneer
Pioneer meets pioneer
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Gerhard Reingruber is the first farmer to produce A2 milk products in Austria. The farmer and Delacon have things in common. Both are pioneers and appreciate phytogenics as valuable feed additives.
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 8. May 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 4)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 4)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
As promised last week, all good things are 4. That´s why here and now, you can find the last part of our garlic piece. Let´s have a look at some more of its beneficial effects and finally find out, what the vampires are all about with their aversion to garlic.
2 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 7. May 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 3)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 3)
4 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
Mostly, all good things are 3 – here comes the next blog part of our journey through garlic, the famous herb. The list of its beneficial effects is long - let´s have a look on two important activities of Allium sativum…
4 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 30. April 2019
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How phytogenics fit the role of an antibiotic alternative
How phytogenics fit the role of an antibiotic alternative
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“We have been trialing phytogenics for several years to test efficacy in a commercial environment,” says Greg Mathis, President and Owner, Southern Poultry Research, Inc., Athena, Georgia. As you look for new solutions to feeding challenges, you may want to consider a rising star in the feed additives world: phytogenics.
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 30. April 2019
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Articles worth reading
Articles worth reading
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Covered articles: FAO’s livestock sector priorities, consumers food preferences, research nuggets on beef and climate change, nutrition and additives.
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 25. April 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 2)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 2)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
It´s not possible to imagine the phytogenic universe without this herb: garlic. Be impressed by its diversity of constituents that are described in our 2nd blog part …
3 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 19. April 2019
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Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 1)
Garlic, the “voodoo bulb” – love it or hate it (part 1)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Everyone knows it. Many people love it. Vampires hate it. That´s talk of another popular herb, we´d like to bring close to you this month - Garlic. To the entrance, the first part of our article provides an overview of the history of this precious tuber, which always found its role to human and animal nutrition and soundness. Are you about to discover another star in the phytogenic universe? Then read on…
2 minutes | Elisabeth Rohrer | 2. April 2019
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Phytogenic success stories in the US: All good things come in t(h)rees
Phytogenic success stories in the US: All good things come in t(h)rees
One recap – three events
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What did you do last week? With the help of your phytogenics we successfully managed to participate at the VIV Asia in Bangkok as well as maintaining our presence in the US. Our US team members even attended three events at the same time. This recap gives you all the important details at one glance about: the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meeting 2019, the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention and the Annual Animal Microbiome Congress USA.
2 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 21. March 2019
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Don’t hesitate, the time has come to increase your business with phytogenics in Asia
Don’t hesitate, the time has come to increase your business with phytogenics in Asia
A recap about VIV Asia, the driving forces in the region.
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With phytogenics, Edgar Rule is always getting consistent good results. That’s why customers are continuously using them. A promising outlook for the future, isn’t it? From VIV Asia 2019, we take home some messages that might be interesting for you as well. Don’t miss them.
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 19. March 2019
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Oxidative stress in farm animals – the performance decreaser
Oxidative stress in farm animals – the performance decreaser
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
What is oxidative stress in farm animals? What makes antioxidants special? What are reactive oxygen species? And what do phytogenics have to do with it? Find all the answers to your questions here…
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 14. March 2019
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Selecting phytogenic feed additives – What to consider?
Selecting phytogenic feed additives – What to consider?
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Finding the best solutions for your feeding program can be as challenging as looking for the needle in the haystack. But we all know the search is worth doing as the right feed additive can make a huge difference in increasing your performance or reducing your feed costs. We have collected three factors why phytogenics can be a match in nature for you.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 5. March 2019
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It’s thyme for a change (part 3)
It’s thyme for a change (part 3)
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What the Egyptians take advantage of centuries ago could be scientifically confirmed in the 1970s: the high antioxidant activity of thyme. Find out in the last part how the active components of thyme increase the anti-oxidative capacity of the organism….
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. February 2019
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It’s thyme for a change (part 2)
It’s thyme for a change (part 2)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme - the lyrics of one of the best-known English ballads sing of the most common herbs. Already in the 17th century people knew about the beneficial effects of thyme. On our journey through thyme we want to stop briefly in 2016 and learn in our Blog part 2 why the active ingredients of thyme are classified as "GRAS"….
2 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 12. February 2019
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It’s thyme for a change (part 1)
It’s thyme for a change (part 1)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Hello February. A new month has started and the timing is perfect to put another phytogenic substance into the spotlight. Our next herb might look unspectacular and with its small green leaves very similar to other herbs. However, it can be a real game changer in human as well as animal nutrition. What is the ingredient we are talking about? It’s thyme to find out.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 5. February 2019
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Quillaja – A big tree with a big impact (part 3)
Quillaja – A big tree with a big impact (part 3)
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
What is the last step to become a Quillaja expert? Understanding various modes of action. Take the chance to explore the beneficial effects on the immune system as well as ammonia production and become phytogenius.
3 minutes | Tobias Aumiller | 29. January 2019
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Quillaja – A big tree with a big impact (part 2)
Quillaja – A big tree with a big impact (part 2)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Did you know that Quillaja contains more than 600 different saponin types? How to differentiate Quillaja from Yucca saponins? What else do you need to know to become a Quillaja expert – let’s find it out.
2 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 22. January 2019
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Quillaja – A big tree with a big impact (part 1)
Quillaja – A big tree with a big impact (part 1)
2 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 1/5
After presenting you a roadmap, considering of seven substance groups, we want to dive one step further into the phytogenic universe and take a precise look at various ingredients. But where to start? Saponins often stand in the shadows of other substance groups like essential oils. Therefore, we decided to put Quillaja as a first ingredient into the spotlight. Discover what impressive details will be unveiled!
2 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 15. January 2019
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Articles worth reading
Articles worth reading
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The second issue of articles worth reading is now available. Featured topics: Does the end-consumer really want to know about feed additive quality? Curcumin: A powerful bioactive for sheep. Why the industrial egg is starting to crack, and more.
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 8. January 2019
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Phytogenics in animal feed in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 2)
Phytogenics in animal feed in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 2)
5 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Whether in coffee, tea, wine or the marshmallow plant - we encounter phytogenics almost everywhere. In the second part of our article series “The seven substance groups”, we put phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight again. Find out how they already affect your daily life and let nature work for you!
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf and 1 more | 18. December 2018
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3 myths about phytogenic feed additives in animal nutrition
3 myths about phytogenic feed additives in animal nutrition
3 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.
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 11. December 2018
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Post-weaning problems in piglets?
Post-weaning problems in piglets?
3 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Maintaining gut resilience is the key to success to overcome challenges like post-weaning problems in piglets. Try phytogenic feed additive and support your piglets naturally...
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. October 2018
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Quorum sensing inhibition in animal nutrition
Quorum sensing inhibition in animal nutrition
Quorum sensing as a way of bacterial communication
6 minutesDegree of technical knowledge: 5/5
As an ETEC, you have a special power: by secreting certain heat-stable enterotoxins, you are able to form pores in the jejunal brush border membrane, leading to diminished absorptive ability of the villi and secretion of water and electrolytes.
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 24. 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
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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.
3 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 21. October 2018
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Phytogenics in animal feed in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 1)
Phytogenics in animal feed in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 1)
4 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!
4 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
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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.
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 18. October 2018
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Success with phytogenic feed additives in deer breeding
Success with phytogenic feed additives in deer breeding
Actifor® improves feed intake, vitality and antler growth
3 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.
3 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 17. October 2018
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Articles worth reading
Articles worth reading
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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.
2 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?
3 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?
3 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?
2 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.
2 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?
2 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…
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 12. October 2018
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Boosting nutrient digestibility in ruminants with phytogenics
Boosting nutrient digestibility in ruminants with phytogenics
< 1 minuteDegree 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?
< 1 minute | 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.
4 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.
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 8. October 2018
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Lameness in poultry?
Lameness in poultry?
Overcome footpad lesions in poultry with phytogenics
3 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.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 7. October 2018
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4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics in animal nutrition
4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics in animal nutrition
Benefits of phytogenics in livestock production
3 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.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 6. October 2018
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Beat the heat: Phytogenics for heat stress in poultry
Beat the heat: Phytogenics for heat stress in poultry
Support poultry during heat stress periods
3 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.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 2. October 2018
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