By Maartje De Vos (Product Developer Pigs) and Kobe Lannoo (Category Manager Agrimprove Pigs and Cattle) Over the past decades, the global swine industry was challenged by several viral pathogens with devastating economic impact. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED), belonging to the Coronaviridae family, was first reported in 1970…
DRONGEN – Agrimprove, the functional feed ingredients brand of Royal Agrifirm Group, has introduced a new feed mitigator called FeedLock®. This product has proven to mitigate viral contamination of feed. It is used as a biosecurity measure on farm to close feed-related entry routes for contamination by enveloped viruses like…
Feed cost accounts for the largest part of costs in animal production. For that reason, it is of high importance to provide the animals with the most cost-efficient feed to get maximum return. As many factors cannot be controlled, such as production issues or global epidemics, prices of important nutrients…
Today Royal Agrifirm Group launched its new functional feed ingredients brand called Agrimprove. Within this brand Agrifirm develops new ideas in animal health and nutrition, and grows these into tangible improvements throughout the agri-food chain. Agrimprove is and will always be created in close collaboration with stakeholders in farming, feed…
S. suis infections are a worldwide problem around weaning. Clinical symptoms which are commonly observed in the field are meningitis, arthritis and septicemia. The disease can cause high mortality rates and results in increased antibiotic usage (mainly amoxycillin). Thus, S. suis is responsible for significant financial losses in todays’ swine…
Since decades nutritionists all over the world are using fibers in animal nutrition. These dietary fibers can increase passage time in the stomach, increase or decrease the saturation feeling of the animals, alter the viscosity of the feed next to other applications. In the early years of the 21st century…
Animal productions are facing an acceleration not anymore limited to the growth rate of pigs. Massive data produced by connected objects (e.g. sound recognition, accelerometers, …) require analysis using algorithm and artificial intelligence technologies...
Following the implementation of new rules regarding the use of antimicrobials and continued advancement of key sustainability initiatives, new advances in animal feed and nutrition technology may be ushering in a new era of progress for poultry, swine and ruminant industries.
Over the last 15 years a continuous reduction in the incidence of Salmonellosis in humans could be observed, supported by the implementation of several regulations at EU level (see Fig. 1) and national Salmonella control programmes. Since 2014, however, human Salmonellosis cases are on the rise again, as is evident from recent reports…
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