Phytobiotics Futterzusatzstoffe GmbH (Eltville, Germany), a global company specialising in innovative, highly effective feed additives, hosted a distinguished, international panel at its seminar in Ponte Taro, Italy on October 2nd.
Dr. Franco Calini, an independent poultry consultant in Italy, provided interesting insights into the Italian poultry market and eating habits there. Dr. Calini also informed seminar participants on the latest findings in the areas of breeding, feeding and reproduction.
In a lecture entitled “Intestinal Health and the Role of Benzophenanthridine Alkaloids,” Prof. Sergio Vieira (Porto Alegre, Brazil) explained the requirements placed on alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGP). Using the established Sangrovit® additive as an example, he showed that herbal alternatives with outstanding results in scientific tests are already available. He highlighted the additive’s potential when it comes to increased performance and supporting vitality of animals.
On the faculty of the University of Leeds in Great Britain, Prof. J. Michael Forbes dealt with feed ingestion and options for influencing it. His studies showed the influences of bad taste, colour, protein content, etc. on feed ingestion. The subject of Dr. William W. Riley’s (Jinan University, China) subsequent lecture was “Alternatives to AGP´s for the Prevention and Control of Enteric Pathogens”. The results of international research prove that Sangrovit® can be used to check intestinal lesions that are caused by salmonella and clostridia.
Improved feed intake, feed conversion and growth performance, Dr. Hermann Roth, head of Phytobiotics Futterzusatzstoffe GmbH, was able to draw a satisfactory balance in technical expertise to address these important issues during this extremely productive seminar which, once again, demonstrated the significance and utility of Phytobiotic’s as a feed additive producing company and as a reliable and innovative partner of animal feed producers and farmers.
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