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Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production?
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by higher animals....
Salmonella Control in Feed
Regulations to control Salmonella in the animal industry are one of the major challenges....
Colistin - The Latest European Antibiotic Resistance Challenge
Europe appears to have been thrown into turmoil following the release of a paper by Liu and colleagues (2015), describing the emergence of a plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism, mcr-1 gene, in China, writes David Burch, Veterinarian, Octagon...
Can Lucerne Deliver for Your Cows?
Dairy farms that are suited to growing lucerne should consider it as an option when feeding their dairy cows, writes Dr Stephen Whelan of AHDB Dairy....
Mongolia's Fledgling Meat Industry Seeks Export Expansion
Mongolia is a country with a vast territory and a very small population in northeast Asia sandwiched between Russia and China. The country’s major economic sector is a traditional nomadic livestock industry and it has been expanding significantly over...
The Copper Complexity: Are We Over-Supplementing?
Take a look at the back of any concentrate docket or label on a mineral/ vitamin supplement and one will see copper somewhere in the list of ingredients. ...
Aflatoxins in Milk: Do Not Underestimate an Unavoidable Problem
Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) are mycotoxins of major concern to the dairy industry. ...
Conquering the Great Outdoors: Outwintering Replacement Heifers
Outwintering dairy animals can reduce total feed costs by 20 to 30 per cent on dairy farms. However, the success of the system requires farmers to pay close attention to animal performance writes Dr Stephen Whelan, Research and Development manager for...
Harnessing Nature’s Miracle in Animal Feed Palatability
Nutriad’s palatability products feature a truly unique ingredient, Talin®....
Managing Dairy Calves: Clean, Dry Conditions are Essential
While there is much to be said for housing calves in outdoor hutches, it is important to manage and feed them in individual pens even though this may mean more time and labour than if allowed to feed at a communal milk machine, veterinary surgeon, Neil...
Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines
Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks in the US during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas, writes Sandra Avant....
Nutriad Developing Mycotoxin Rapid Test Kit
Belgium-based feed additive specialist Nutriad and Ghent University have been working for two years on a project developing a prototype rapid test kit for mycotoxins....
How does India's Stance on Cattle Slaughter Affect Farmers?
Hindu hardliners are increasingly clamping down on the potential slaughter of cows in India – so what does that mean for the nation’s dairy and subsistence farmers? Olivia Cooper reports....
How Do I Decide which Mould Inhibitor Should be Included in My Feeds?
There are many mould inhibitor brands in the feed additives market which claim to work better than all others, writes José Luís Laparra (Nutriad) Mexico. However, not all of them are as efficient as suppliers might claim. What should you look for when...
How DNA Parentage Testing in Cattle is Done
We’ve all seen the pictures of DNA that looks like a spiral staircase, but in fact DNA is made up of units called base pairs and there are four different base pairs represented by the letters A, T, G and C. Cattle have 2.8 billion base pairs and humans...
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