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  • Prebiotics in the Poultry Industry

    Prebiotics in the Poultry Industry

    In poultry production, bird health is greatly influenced by the microbial communities present in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and the surrounding environment (i.e., bedding). The composition and diversity of these communities fluctuate tremendously throughout a growing period and must remain balanced to ensure proper nutrition, development, and disease suppression/bird immunity. Imbalances in the microbiota (a condition known as dysbiosis) can lead to the weakening of intestinal walls in the GIT, reduced nutrient digestibility, enteritis and diarrhea, and other consequences that diminish bird performance and limit a grower’s return on investment.
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  • Preventing Harmful Water Factors in Poultry Production

    Preventing Harmful Water Factors in Poultry Production

    Numerous factors play a role in poultry performance. These factors include equipment, management practices that help with the fight against ammonia, house environment such as improving litter quality, and housing type. Enhancing any of these daily operations is important, but water quality may be the most critical. 
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  • Ruminant Nutrition - Back to the Basics

    Ruminant Nutrition - Back to the Basics

    Nutrient requirements of a ruminant will vary over the course of its lifetime, but regardless of producer goals, stage of production, or management, ruminants will always require these key nutrients:...
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  • Improving Litter Quality

    Improving Litter Quality

      Wet litter and how it affects your in-house environment:   Wet litter is a condition when the litter reaches its saturation threshold and is unable to hold more moisture....
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  • The Fight Against Ammonia

    The Fight Against Ammonia

    What is ammonia? Ammonia is an invisible, water-soluble alkaline gas present in the atmosphere of every poultry house. Ammonia stems from the chemical decomposition of uric acid in droppings by...
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