Coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis: can nature help?

The increasingly pressing problems Coccidia (Eimeria spp.) are parasites with a strong environmental resistance: extreme temperatures (very high or very low) can kill these pathogens, but they can resist the commonly used environmental disinfectants. Infective oocysts remain alive in the litter for months causing animal infection: after the oral ingestion, oocysts develop and multiply into…

November Newsletter

What is tributyrin? There is evidence that butyrate is an important feed additive, but tributyrin is a less known molecule. It is a butyrate prodrug, the triglyceride of butyric acid, therefore formed by one molecule of glycerol linked to three molecules of the 4-carbon fatty acid. This molecular form has several advantages compared to the…

October Newsletter

Big production, big challenges for animals Aquaculture is fast expanding to face the increasing demand for fish and seafood proteins globally. Nevertheless, there are many challenges that need to be addressed worldwide, among which the climate change increasing water temperature, water pollution, and antimicrobial resistance. How can feed additives help? Animal nutrition always includes feed…

September Newsletter

We all want Innovation and Effectiveness Nowadays thousand of products with different compositions are available, with the promise of delivering better performance, higher productivity, lower rearing costs, and improvement of the return on investment: theoretically, each of these products is the best ever. But what are the steps for a product to be developed in…