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ANIMAL NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTRE: Adisseo

Adisseo - headquartered in Antony (France) - manufactures and sells feed additives under the following trade marks: Microvit (vitamins), Rhodimet (methionine), Smartamine (methionine for ruminants) and Rovabio (enzymes). The company also has its own animal nutrition research facility called CERN (Center of Expertise Research and Nutrition). Emmy Koeleman was invited to have a look inside.

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  • Methionine research at CERN used to be only in ruminants. Now, the first methionine trials in poultry have been kicked off. Roosters are used for this purpose.

    Methionine research at CERN used to be only in ruminants. Now, the first methionine trials in poultry have been kicked off. Roosters are used for this purpose.

  • To carry out digestibility trials in ruminants some cows are equipped with fistulas (as shown here). The bags with feed are connected to a chain in the rumen.

    To carry out digestibility trials in ruminants some cows are equipped with fistulas (as shown here). The bags with feed are connected to a chain in the rumen.

  • Adisseo uses the Tiny –Tim, an artificial "animal system" that enables fast screening of feed ingredients and feed mixtures.

    Adisseo uses the Tiny –Tim, an artificial "animal system" that enables fast screening of feed ingredients and feed mixtures.

  • Laboratory materials for using the Tiny- Tim system.

    Laboratory materials for using the Tiny- Tim system.

  • CERN consists of a layer, swine and ruminant unit. The small feed mill makes all the premixes.

    CERN consists of a layer, swine and ruminant unit. The small feed mill makes all the premixes.

  • The mixer in the on site feed mill.

    The mixer in the on site feed mill.

  • CERN consists of a layer, swine and ruminant unit. The small feed mill makes all the premixes.

    CERN consists of a layer, swine and ruminant unit. The small feed mill makes all the premixes.

  • To be able to carry out digestibility trials, Adisseo has surgically modified some pigs. These pigs – housed in special pens – have undergone a bypass operation on their large intestine.

    To be able to carry out digestibility trials, Adisseo has surgically modified some pigs. These pigs – housed in special pens – have undergone a bypass operation on their large intestine.

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