The effect of antibiotics in the intestinal microflora in the animals

When giving antimicrobials to animals an immediate increase in the amount of excretion of resistant bacteria is seen. This is a general rule. It is evident that the usage of antimicrobials in animals is the main driver for the selection for resistance, which is not the same as the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. Even in wildlife, without any contact with antimicrobials, there is a certain level of resistance. The usage of antimicrobials is certainly responsible for the increase in the prevalence of resistance genes and specific antimicrobials select for more specific types of resistance.

Article: In a commercial layer trial with CLOSTAT® the good results continue
In a very modern, high performing layer farm in Belgium, a CLOSTAT trial started from the moment the pullets were transferred into the laying farm until 61 weeks of age. The results of the trial in the start lay phase (17-31 weeks), confirmed CLOSTAT, reduces mortality and improves performances in the first weeks. Because of these the farmer decided to continue using CLOSTAT in later laying phases. This report presents laying hen performance data from 17 weeks until 61 weeks of age from hens fed diets with and without CLOSTAT.

Article: Are all Bacillus subtilis equal?
There are many favourable effects associated with the use of beneficial microorganisms in animal feed. Probiotics possess a combination of benefits that other alternatives cannot provide alone. For example the production of organic acids, the competitive exclusion of enteric pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella enteritidis, enhancing growth and viability of beneficial gut microflora, improved digestion and absorption of nutrients, production of antimicrobial substances and an enhanced immunity system of the host are all attributes that help probiotics to play a critical role in protecting the animal against enteric diseases.

The science of avian droppings
Avian droppings reveal important information for the poultry producer and are a good indicator for the health status of the bird. Experience is necessary in order to monitor the health of the flock through daily observations on fecal and cecal dropping changes...

VIDEO: Watch why Lysoforte® is called “ natural absorption enhancer” and not just emulsifier.
A huge variety of feed additives claim to have an effect on lipid digestion. One of the Kemin scientists explains the difference!

How to decrease the inclusion rate of soybean meal in feed?
For poultry producers the high cost of providing protein in their feed requires a new way of thinking. The ideal option is to incorporate sophisticated combinations of feed enzymes like Kemzyme® Plus into the diets.

Feed fats – how to improve their nutritional value
Feed variability is one of the most important issues for animal production profitability. When the diet density is variable, it becomes very difficult to predict the animal performance.

Can you improve egg quality and lower the cholesterol content of the yolk ?
CLOSTAT® improves growth and egg quality in young laying hens and lowers the cholesterol content in yolk

Do ruminants suffer from mycotoxins?
Yes, field experiences demonstrate that ruminants suffer from mycotoxin challenges.

Not all oils are created equal, the impact on AME in poultry feeds
The Lipid Evaluation Test (LET) provides nutritionists with accurate lipid profiles containing the apparent metabolizable energy (AME) values and oxidative status and potential in order to improve applications and combat unwanted variations of oils and fats in animal nutrition.

Discover the impact of the value gap and how to manage the variability
Understand the true value of your feed fats

Quality of lipids, the case of soybean oil.
Are you sure of the quality of the oil you are using?

The same or even better milk performance with non-GMO rations?
Yes, amino acid formulation is a great tool to replace GM soy products by non GM alternatives as rape seed, peas, beans, lupins and sunflower.

Ethoxyquin registration in feed materials at risk in Europe?
Read more to discover how Kemin provides valid options for the different needs of EU feed manufacturers

Beyond musical chairs for microbes – the transition from probiotics to active microbials
Read more and learn how probiotics have evolved

Billions of helpers for a stable intestinal flora – focus on the good guys!
Read more and discover the importance of diversifying the microbiome

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‘Must-Read Book’ on Mycotoxins to be Unveiled at EuroTier
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Looking for the first software tool to help with the amino acid balancing of dairy diets?
Learn how the tool works to provide feed cost savings, milk production maintenance and a positive effect on the health and fertility of their cows.

LYSOFORTE® Liquid – revolution in application of bio-surfactants
Read more and discover how this new versatile tool offers producers the cost-effective solution for improving nutrient absorption