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Broad review of research
presented during 2019 ESPN
The latest European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, held
in Poland in June, featured a lot of research into animal feed additives.
IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS

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quick glance at the back cover of the 2019
European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition
(ESPN) book of proceedings can give a very
clear idea about the focus of research that was to be
presented at the event. The majority, if not all, of the
sponsors are in the additives business.
There is nothing wrong with that; if anything, it
shows additives remain a profitable business. But it
would be nice to have a more balanced sponsorship as
nutrition is not just additives, and there are other significant segments of the industry that benefit equally from
the feeding of poultry worldwide.
Enzymes
Out of the 10 pages full of research abstract titles,
Surprisingly, there were several research reports that
almost seven pages were devoted to research regarding
focused on enzymes, despite the fact that feedstuff
additives. Again, there's nothing wrong with that, but it
prices appear to range around the expected normal.
gives the wrong impression, especially to young nutriThere remains a strong interest on enzymes for cereals,
tion professionals, who must acquire a more comprehenand especially in combination with other additives.
sive understanding of what nutrition is about. Perhaps
Less focus was placed on proteases, perhaps because
it is not that research on additives actually dominates
there is a limited number of available products on the
nutrition research in poultry, but that this is the only
market, and/or their effect on existing protein sources
type of research that is
appears to be less
being published. As
than expected.
7
feed
additives
to
improve
poultry
it happens, other
Finally, and this
gut health: https://bit.ly/2m2AcI4
nutrition research
was a big surprise,
is conducted by the
the interest on the
poultry industry, but it
enzyme phytase
remains proprietary information as these entities have
continues unabated. This is perhaps explained by the
no interest in advertising or even validating their findconviction of the ESPN parent organization, World's
ings to a wide audience. This begs the question, then,
Poultry Science Association, that phosphorus supplies
whether published research on additives should be clasare shrinking worldwide. In fact, there is a whole
sified as marketing.
division of scientists from this organization focusing
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Egg Industry - November 2019
Are cage-free egg sales hitting a ceiling?
How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered
Broad review of research presented during 2019 ESPN
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - Are cage-free egg sales hitting a ceiling?
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - 4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered
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