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Lilly acquires Novartis Animal Health in $5.4bn deal

Eli Lilly have announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will strengthen and diversify Lilly's own animal health business, Elanco. Upon completion of the acquisition, Elanco will be the second-largest animal health company...

Binding mycotoxins with yeast, clay and plant extracts

Dutch company E.F.S. Holland have developed a new mycotoxins binder. The product is a combination of in-activated yeast, bentonite and plant extracts. The in-activated yeast (Saccharomyces cervisiae) de-activates and binds mycotoxins in the digestive track of the animal. The selection of clay minera...

DSM launch environmental sustainability calculator

DSM has announced the launch of its RONOZYME ProAct Environmental Sustainability Calculator. This web-based application allows direct customers and other stakeholders to quickly assess the environmental impact of using this protease in broiler production. The tool is the latest in a series of DSM in...

Vitamin E: Vital for health and performance

Vitamin E is required for growth and reproduction, it helps to maintain the structural tissue integrity, it supports development of the nervous system and contributes to disease resistance. Furthermore it enhances the nutritional value of meat and eggs. By G. Litta, T K Chung and GM Weber, 
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DSM launch environmental sustainability calculator

DSM has announced the launch of its Ronozyme ProAct Environmental Sustainability Calculator. This web-based application allows direct customers and other stakeholders to quickly assess the environmental impact of using this protease in broiler production. The tool is the latest in a series of DSM in...

USDA requires reporting of PED virus

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is now required for pork producers to report instances of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus. The USDA hopes that the new information will help stop the spread of the virus, which was first diagnosed in the US in May 2013 a...

Turnaround predicted for South African poultry industry

The troubled South African poultry industry is poised for a turnaround, market analyists are predicting. The sector has been through a difficult few years, weighed down by cheap imports, soaring feed costs, weak consumer demand and impending regulations to cap the levels of brining allowed in frozen...

Classical Swine Fever in Russian Far East

The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in Amurskaya oblast, where wild boars were affected, according to a report by Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor. According to the report all outbreaks took place at the end of March. On 3 April,...

People: Genesus takes on new general director

Genesus announced that Mercedes Vega has joined Genesus in Western Europe as general director, with initial sales responsibilities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Mercedes currently lives in Madrid, Spain. Vega is a Veterinarian Doctor with a Master's Degree in Business. She has been involved in the S...

Kemin: Lipid challenges affecting swine production

Oils and fats continue to rank among the most prevalent ingredients used in feed. However, in recent years a wide-range of oil and fat sources have found their way into the feed industry, making it critical for producers to understand and properly evaluate the quality of lipids. To address these con...

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