Her talk entitled, "A combination of direct fed microbials and multi-enzymes improve nutrients digestibility, gut health, broiler performance and welfare," covered:
- Why bird gut health is important and the factors involved in achieving /maintaining it.
- Research that shows the important part that enzymes such as xylanase, amylase and protease, and Bacillus spp probiotics, can play in establishing and maintaining gut integrity. She also demonstrated that positive results are amplified when these additives are used in combination, particularly in challenge situations.
- The economic benefits that Mexican poultry producers can achieve through reducing in-feed antibiotics and introducing enzyme and probiotic combinations.
DuPont is also supporting Dr. Ermias Kebreab, professor of Animal Science at The University of California, Davis, spoke on the topic: “Modeling for nutritional requirements of Ca and P in Pigs.”
Copies of the presentations made by Dr. Kebreab and Dr. Dersjant-Li are available upon request; please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which presentation/s you want to receive.