Methionine (Met) is an essential amino acid in birds and needs to be present in diets because is indispensable for animal maintenance, growth and development. The synthetic form of Met it is typically supplemented to fortify poultry and swine diets.
Both essential oil and organic acid have been demonstrated to improve growth performance and gut health of broilers. With their different mechanism of action, it is hypothesized that combining them could provide additional benefits.
Novus recently held a webinar titled “Treating your hens right” with Professor Douglas Korver from the University of Alberta on 8th May 2020. The webinar was the first in a series that Novus will do for its partners and customers to address challenges in animal health and nutrition.
"Zinc can play a role in improving not only the reproduction of the breeder but also the livability of the chicken from that egg". Dr. Mercedes Vazquez-Anon, senior director of animal nutrition, Novus International, spoke to Engormix about maternal feeding/epigenetics during IPPE 2020, in Atlanta, USA.
Around the globe, anticipated changes in livestock feed mineral inclusion regulations are shaking up historical approaches to mineral supplementation. This has led many to question not just how much mineral to add to various livestock rations, but also their source.