Zinc oxide (ZnO) is an inorganic compound that is used as an additive included in the feeds to control bacteria at an intestinal level and, particularly, to prevent post-weaning diarrhea in piglets (EMA 2017). Copper sulphate (Cu2SO4) is an insoluble salt that is used for its bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties and works as a growth promoter and preventative for…
THIRD QUARTER OF 2021 I. Global Situation 1. Increase in the price of raw materials During this 3rd quarter of 2021, the prices of raw materials are rising globally, which has led to: The use of lower quality raw materials Consequently, … Read More
Salt is an ingredient commonly used in poultry diets as a source of sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl), important minerals for the organism. It is very rich in these minerals, as it has more than 95% purity, and specifically contains 38% sodium and 58% chlorine (Blas et al. 2019). Its addition in the diet is importance because the main ingredients, like cereals or soybean meal, are low in sodium; besides, chlorine in salt is highly bioavailable in poultry (Schaible 1941).
Palm oil Palm oil is a fat of vegetable origin that is in a semi-solid state at room temperature. It comes from the fruits of the African palm (Elaeis guineensis) and is obtained after a thermal and mechanical extraction to … Read More
The role of fats in poultry feeds The term fat or oil is used as a synonym for lipids in human and animal nutrition. It refers to the triglycerides with different fatty acids profiles, which are the nutrient with the … Read More
Vegetal protein sources Protein sources are expensive, making it convenient to use the exact amount of these ingredients to avoid unnecessary production costs. These protein sources can have a plant or an animal origin. The former are, generally, more affordable … Read More
General analysis Generally, the situation is similar to that of the prior month due to the high temperatures and moisture that still affect the Northern hemisphere, which promote the growth of Penicillium, Aspergillus and Fusarium. These fungi cause digestive mycoses … Read More
Introduction Calcium is an essential element to maintain the skeleton and obtain qualified eggshells in layers (Martín 2019; Technonews 2015). For these reasons, hens have high calcium requirements that need to be met, as much as possible, through the calcium … Read More