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PIGS and Money

BY IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS, Ph.D.
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Modern animal
nutrition: Let nutrition
be your medicine
Let nutrition be your medicine, and medicine be your nutrition. This phrase
belongs to the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates of Kos, who lived during
the Golden Age of ancient Athens at the time of Pericles. He was born c. 460
B.C. and died c. 370 B.C., but his advice remains as contemporary as ever.
Was he talking about feed additives? Not likely, but we can certainly adapt
his advice to modern times. Whether we talk about feed additives, nutritional
supplements, nutrients or anything that our animals consume today, the fact remains that modern animal nutrition seems to be getting closer and closer to the
above dogma and axiom that apparently served the ancients so well.
Today, we see many nutrients redefined in roles that escape the confines
of traditional (classical?) nutrition science. Gut health, immunomodulation
and disease resistance are all concepts that are no longer the exclusive realm
of (classical?) veterinary science. More and more, we notice that veterinarians
and nutritionists collaborate against their common enemy - pathogens and
overpopulation that deprive animals of their health and/or valuable nutrients for
rapid and efficient productivity.
Is this a call to use more additives? To the contrary, I remain a staunch advocate of judicious use of any product used in commercial animal nutrition.
However, one must not discard easily the advances of modern science, and especially those that abide with well-established principles. All I am saying is that
feed should no longer be regarded solely as the vehicle of nutrients; it can be a
source of health supportive components, most of which remain to be discovered
or rediscovered. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pig International - July/August 2017

Pig International - July/August 2017
Contents
Pigs and Money
Industry Happenings
World pork production to grow at a slower rate
5 ways phytogenics improve pig feed efficiency
Methionine beyond protein synthesis in growing pigs
Understanding pseudorabies in pigs leads to prevention
6 fiber insights for formulating livestock feed
Salmonella control: Do organic acids solve the problem?
How lactic fermented feed benefits pig production
How to treat iron deficiency in neonatal pigs
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - Contents
Pig International - July/August 2017 - Pigs and Money
Pig International - July/August 2017 - Industry Happenings
Pig International - July/August 2017 - World pork production to grow at a slower rate
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - 6
Pig International - July/August 2017 - 7
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - 9
Pig International - July/August 2017 - 5 ways phytogenics improve pig feed efficiency
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - Methionine beyond protein synthesis in growing pigs
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - Understanding pseudorabies in pigs leads to prevention
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - 23
Pig International - July/August 2017 - 6 fiber insights for formulating livestock feed
Pig International - July/August 2017 - 25
Pig International - July/August 2017 - Salmonella control: Do organic acids solve the problem?
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - 29
Pig International - July/August 2017 - How lactic fermented feed benefits pig production
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Pig International - July/August 2017 - 33
Pig International - July/August 2017 - How to treat iron deficiency in neonatal pigs
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