Heat stress is becoming a major concern for high-producing animals in all areas of the globe. Heat stress can have negative consequences on feeding behavior, growth performance, and animal welfare. Recent microbiota studies help producers understand how feeding the live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 can help alleviate the effects of heat stress through […]
Impact and management of heat stress in swine production: A Brazilian perspective Interview with Bruno A. N. Silva, Ph.D., Institute of Agricultural Sciences ICA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Bruno Silva is a professor and researcher in swine nutrition and production and environmental adaptation at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and a specialist […]
We have more microbes in our gut than cells in our body, and this is also true for cows! The rumen is a huge fermenter that houses billions of microbes whose role is essential in performance and health. Find out more in the first part of our series of short articles on the ruminant microbiota.