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of human medicine and nutrition,
phytogenics are best used to supplement other such compounds. In the
case of pigs, these were found to be
organic acids. Certain phytogenic
compounds actually help organic
acids control pathogenic bacteria,
whereas some others might be directly effective against bacteria not
sensitive to acidity. In short, phytogenics should be used as part of a
comprehensive package and not be
compared alone against antibiotics.
Phytogenics should be used as part
of a comprehensive package and not
be compared alone against antibiotics.

disappear from most pig formulas.
Thus, it is imperative one invests in
a product that is standardized and
designed with utmost care.

Modern products
Phytogenic additive products today contain compounds that control
microorganism in the gut, usually in
the form of a cocktail including different active compounds from several
plants. Others might even include
certain compounds that go beyond
gut microflora control to enhance
digestive functions or even modulate
innate host immunity. There are a
great number of such mixes in the
market as phytogenics are at the
verge of becoming a commodity.
This is rather alarming because it is
easy to mix four purified compounds
with a carrier and launch a new product in the market, following the trend
of each additives company becoming
a "super-market" selling all kinds of
additives. But we are risking going
back to the beginning where concentration control and volatility issues
made this type of additives almost
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pig International - November 2017

Pig International - November 2017
Contents
Pigs and Money
Industry Happenings
What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs
Business, science behind phytogenics in pig feeds
Mastitis in sows: A perennial problem
Understanding chemistry of organic acids in antibiotic-free diets
How piglet gastric pH development affects gut health
Debunking trace mineral myths in animal nutrition
Animal feed formulation: Fiber matrix secrets revealed
World’s top 40 pork processors
World’s top 40 pork producers
5 programs pig producers don’t want to miss at IPPE 2018
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Pig International - November 2017 - Cover2
Pig International - November 2017 - Contents
Pig International - November 2017 - Pigs and Money
Pig International - November 2017 - Industry Happenings
Pig International - November 2017 - What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs
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Pig International - November 2017 - 7
Pig International - November 2017 - Business, science behind phytogenics in pig feeds
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Pig International - November 2017 - Mastitis in sows: A perennial problem
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Pig International - November 2017 - Understanding chemistry of organic acids in antibiotic-free diets
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Pig International - November 2017 - 22
Pig International - November 2017 - 23
Pig International - November 2017 - How piglet gastric pH development affects gut health
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Pig International - November 2017 - 26
Pig International - November 2017 - 27
Pig International - November 2017 - Debunking trace mineral myths in animal nutrition
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Pig International - November 2017 - 30
Pig International - November 2017 - 31
Pig International - November 2017 - Animal feed formulation: Fiber matrix secrets revealed
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Pig International - November 2017 - World’s top 40 pork processors
Pig International - November 2017 - World’s top 40 pork producers
Pig International - November 2017 - 5 programs pig producers don’t want to miss at IPPE 2018
Pig International - November 2017 - Products
Pig International - November 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
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