Foot rot in sheep

Although there are many reasons as to why sheep develop hoof problems, foot rot is certainly the foulest of all. A highly contagious bacterium, Dichelobacter nodosus, is responsible for these infections. If an animal has soft hooves due to moisture or has sores on its hooves and on the tissue surrounding the hooves due to…

Trace minerals and inflammation in cats and dogs

Companion animals are not just our pets, they are members of our family. As such, it’s important that we ensure their happiness, health, comfort and well-being. Unfortunately, inflammation in cats and dogs is a common factor affecting their well-being and is often recognised as sickness, general unthriftiness, and/or unhappiness. An appropriate and robust inflammatory response…

Investing in eggshell quality

Investing in eggshell quality

Eggshells that are cracked or broken account for between 80 and 90% of the eggs that are downgraded. This can be a problem, especially in older laying hens. Therefore, eggshell quality plays a key role in the economics of a layer farming operation. Eggs for the table egg market need to be strong enough to…