The effect of butyrate on Salmonella

Peggy Vervenne, Bart Boomsma Palital, Velddriel, the Netherlands Salmonella Introduction As a result of new European regulations, all member states of the European Union have to implement monitoring and control programs for Salmonella in poultry (European Parliament and European Council, 2003a, b). In laying hens, vaccination can reduce shedding and egg contamination (Davies and Breslin, […]

Butyrate reduces impact of heat stress

Palital, Velddriel, The Netherlands Heat stress Introduction Heat stress is a major cause of lost production and reduced profits in tropical and subtropical areas. Virtually all birds and most commercial livestock, farmed in hot and humid countries, are genetically derived from strains originally bred in the cool climates of Europe and North America and therefore […]