Enhancing animal health, performance with trace minerals

Learn how trace minerals coupled with comprehensive tools, solutions and resources maximize productivity and overall animal wellbeing. Sponsored by Zinpro.

 

 

Improve Sustainability in Your Poultry Operation Without Sacrificing Performance

Environmentally sustainable poultry production starts by reducing excess nutrients in the diet. Doing so prevents them from being wasted via excretion while maintaining performance and health status of the flock. High trace mineral inclusion in commercial diets has become a target for more sustainable animal production. With that objective in mind, several research experiments were conducted to further understand the effects of decreasing total mineral supplementation levels in diets with complete or partial substitution of inorganic minerals with Zinpro Performance Minerals®.

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Improving Sow Nutrition Boosts Piglet Performance

If you read the Essential Feed blog on a regular basis, you know by now that supplementing your sows with zinc, manganese and copper from performance trace minerals improves health and reproductive performance. It does so, primarily, by controlling inflammation and improving the health of your sows, making them more productive. This allows for nutrients to be diverted toward producing healthy, robust piglets instead of mounting an immune response. But how can we see the results of feeding performance trace minerals? You can’t exactly tell just by looking at a sow that it is experiencing less inflammation.

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Webinar: Beyond the egg, strategies for successful breeder nutrition

Register to learn how Performance Minerals not only affect hen productivity but about tools and ways of truly capitalizing on those productivity advantages.

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Improve Epithelial Integrity to Keep BCO Out of Your Flock

When a bird’s epithelial tissue is weakened, bacteria and other antigens can pass into the body. This can lead to several health conditions – including bacterial chondronecrosis and osteomyelitis (BCO). This condition occurs when harmful bacteria in the bloodstream settle in microfractures between growth plates and the articular cartilage of the femur, tibia and flexible thoracic vertebrae, leading to micro-abscesses and necrosis. This is part 3 of a 4-part series exploring how epithelial integrity is the first line of defense to target immunomodulation, BCO and food safety issues.

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Quality and Quantity of Chicks: Feed Zinpro to your Breeders!

The unprecedented market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has hit every segment of the food industry, including poultry. Processing plant disruptions, combined with increased production to fill grocery shelves, has put added pressure on producers. Maintaining high performance of the broiler breeder flock is essential to the profitability of a breeder operation. Increasing the number of grade A quality chicks is the key objective. This has never been more important than now as producers work to get flock numbers back to normal.

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