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Negative impact heat stress in dairy cattle starts as early as 12 degrees

Ruminants
Did you know that heat stress in dairy cattle can start as early as 12 degrees Celsius? It may seem surprising, but a recent research and literature review from 2021, conducted by Josje Scheurwater of Utrecht University (the Netherlands), has shown that adapted behaviour in dairy cattle due to heat stress can occur under moderate climate conditions, long before temperatures rise to the previously assumed 16 degrees Celsius.
12/04/2024
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5 questions for MasterLab around feed analysis

Across species
Techniques around feed analysis are evolving and results are gained much faster. But how accurate can and should we become, how often do we need to test, and how can artificial intelligence contribute? Those are the key questions in this article.
05/03/2024
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Increasing nitrogen efficiency and impact on feed balance

Ruminants
Because of the environmental impact and increasingly stringent regulations around nitrogen emissions, it is important that we feed our cows (even) more precisely in the future. The goal is to convert feed protein into milk protein as efficiently as possible. Efficient conversion not only results in savings on manure disposal costs, regardless of whether we calculate them through the urea track or the farm-specific excretions, but also in a higher feed balance, given protein is a costly component in the ration.
04/03/2024
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poultry - new phytase sources

Unveiling the impact of new phytase sources on animal nutrition

Poultry
The utilization of phytase enzymes to unlock vegetal phosphorus has been a longstanding practice in animal nutrition. Over the years, advancements in enzyme technology have led to the introduction of new generations of phytase enzymes. In this article, we explore the question: Do new phytase sources still make a difference?
15/02/2024
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Fighting together against streptococcus: With these 4 prevention pillars, you stand strong!

Swine
Streptococcus is one of the most common pathogens in piglets. Almost every pig farmer has had to deal with them at some point and knows that these terrible disease-causing bacteria are certainly no fun... From severe meningitis to pneumonia and even heart failure. Did you know that in severe streptococcal outbreaks, mortality rates were as high as 20%? We share this and other insights from a 4-year study with you in this article.
07/12/2023
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Optimizing nutrition strategies: a report from the PIG Research Summit

Swine
On 21 and 22 September, the PIG Research Summit took place in Copenhagen, organized by Seges from Denmark. The summit offered insights into crucial topics on feeding strategies for sows and piglets. We summarize the key findings for you.
07/12/2023
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11th International Conference on Pig Reproduction

Swine
This year, the 11th edition of the International Conference on Pig Reproduction (ICPR) took place in Ghent. This event is known as the leading event where the latest scientific developments in pig reproduction are presented. We summarize for you the most notable research and highlights of the symposium.
25/09/2023
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Successful week for Selko at the EAAP Congress 2023 in Lyon

Ruminants
The EAAP 2023 Congress in Lyon has come to a close, marking a week filled with groundbreaking discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities. Organized by the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), this annual event brings together experts, researchers, and industry professionals to explore the latest developments in genetics, nutrition, physiology, animal health, and welfare. Selko was a proud sponsor of the congress. Therefore, we had the honor of inviting and hosting over 65 guests, all professionals in the nutrition and health sector of ruminants.
18/09/2023
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A cow drink after calving: small effort, big effect!

Ruminants
(Subclinical) milk fever is still too common in Scandinavia: about 30% of cows experience the disease around calving. The consequences can be significant. Besides reduced feed intake and the risk of uterus infections, milk production stays behind, there is a risk of culling and fertility problems may also occur in the long term. A lot of misery that is easily prevented. With one kg of cow drink, your dairy cow will be back to her old self in no time!
22/08/2023
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