Plans for the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting are underway and this coming year’s PANCOSMA symposium will focus on the use of non-nutrients in animal diets.
Food provides a source of informational substrates that the gut, detects, processes the information, and responds to. This newly rediscovered phenomenon has particular resonance in animal nutrition.
Research and technological efforts over the last 50 years have explored the dietary nutritional content (e.g. requirement of the animal, availability of dietary nutrients), have targeted the removal of anti-nutritional factors (e.g. non-starch polysaccharides, toxins) and have added non-nutrients to either eliminate the gut ecosystem (antibiotics) or manipulate it (pre or probiotics). Read more
Oct. 8, 2015 – The 5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products and Associated Health Risks was held September 28 – October 1, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. Through presentations, tours, hands-on activities and networking opportunities, participants were able to discuss effective plans and methods aimed at protecting animal health, human health, economies, communities and our environment during routine and emergency animal mortality management. Read more
Oct. 5, 2015 – The AnimalSmart program went on the road last week to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. The five-day event drew a daily crowd of 13,500 or more visitors. Cow-themed headbands and a kid-sized coloring table were a big draw at the AnimalSmart booth! Read more
Oct. 5, 2015 – The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has invited its stakeholders to assist the agency with identifying research priorities for the next National Program research cycle, as well as assess the performance of the Animal Health National Program 103 over the last five years. Read more