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Featured Paper
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
    Dr. Ping Ren, research scientist at Novus International, Inc.
    Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for animal growth and health. It is the key component for numerous proteins, crucial enzymes and transcription factors. Throughout the world, pharmacological levels of zinc oxide are used in weaning pig diets to promote growth and improve feed efficiency, as well as help piglets cope with post-weaning challenges like post-weaning diarrhea, bowel edema disease and reduced feed intake.
  • Phytogenic feed additives (PFA) are increasingly recognized for their potential to beneficially affect growth performance, nutrient digestibility and gut health in different livestock species, including piglets.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Impextraco
  • Butyrate, a short chain fatty acid (C4), is produced by microbial fermentation in the large intestine of humans and animals. It serves not only as a primary nutrient that provides energy to colonocytes, but also as a cellular mediator regulating multiple functions of gut cells and beyond, including gene expression, cell differentiation, gut tissue development, immune modulation, oxidative stress reduction, and diarrhea control. Let's focus bit more on this last topic in this paper…
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