"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.
We spoke to Frances Yan, senior research scientist in poultry nutrition, Novus International, at IPPE last week to hear more about research she had presented at the Georgia event related to the use of blended essential oils and organic acids in broilers facing a disease challenge, in a feeding trial.
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.