Dietary zinc source matters for poultry intestinal health

zinc research

A recent study by De Grande et al. (2020), entitled: “Dietary zinc source impacts intestinal morphology and oxidative stress in young broilers“, was published in Poultry Science. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the effect of an amino acid-complexed zinc source versus an inorganic zinc source on poultry intestinal health using…

Making the most of phytase

phytase

Chemuniqué’s enzyme partner, DuPont Animal Nutrition, recently released a new white paper on the effective use of phytase matrix values in feed formulations and the significant positive impact it has on improving performance, reducing feed costs, and boosting production efficiencies. They examine the latest research to further explore the use of full matrix values with…

Greater metabolic heat production; the heat is on!

Greater metabolic heat production, the heat is on!

Modern, fast-growing broiler chickens have been genetically selected for a rapid growth rate and improved muscle tissue deposition, which leads to greater metabolic heat production. This, in turn, makes them more susceptible to high temperatures and humidity when compared to older, native breeds. Besides their high metabolic heat production, broilers also have abundant feathers and…

Maintaining gut health: Healthy from the inside out

Improving feed efficiency

Producers participating in the modern poultry industry have become more focused on improving feed efficiency, consequently increasing the growth rate of broilers. However, the removal of antibiotic growth promoters remains a pressure point in many parts of the world. The improvement in broiler performance is greatly influenced by the gastrointestinal environment. Factors affecting gut health…