This year sees the British Society of Animal Science celebrating 75 years of progress in animal science and at the annual conference, “Fit For the Future”, Anpario were excited to not only be directly involved with three papers presented at the conference, but were also proud to have employees undertaking additional presentations of their own.
Anpario’s leading phytogenic eubiotic, Orego-Stim, played a key role in the results Anpario presented at the conference. Orego-Stim is a 100% natural oregano essential oil, formulated on a unique carrier system. It has a complex mode of action, with a primary function of managing intestinal health to support optimum gut integrity and performance. This product featured in the three research trials presented by esteemed researchers, Dr Robert Wilkinson, Dr Partha Ray and Dr Melanie Le Bon, these papers were co-authored by Anpario’s Global Technical Managers, David Wilde and Heidi Hall.
Ewe research undertaken at Harper Adams University, with Dr Robert Wilkinson, reviewed the benefits Orego-Stim offers to ewe forage intake and maintenance of maternal reserves throughout lactation. This work, presented on Tuesday of the three day conference is part of a larger review of Orego-Stim mode of action in small ruminants.
On Tuesday afternoon Dr Melanie Le Bon showcased the use of Orego-Stim in sows during lactation and the effects this has on progeny performance. This work was run on a commercial unit (Porters Animal Feeds) and the trial was managed by Nottingham Trent University. It investigated growth and health performance of piglets as well as changes to the microbiome of the sows and piglets fed Orego-Stim.
The final paper in which data from Orego-Stim was presented in a dedicated session on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by Dr Partha Ray, from the University of Reading. This research depicted the benefits that supplementation of Orego-Stim can provide in reducing transfer of AMR from waste milk to dairy calves, a known issue on dairy farms throughout the world.
The first day of the conference also saw Anpario’s Technical Writer and Communications Manager, Lucy Brimble, present the research of her master’s dissertation, which was conducted in conjunction with the University of Nottingham and the University of Sydney, on poultry nutrition. In addition to this, Dr Jim Huntington from Harper Adams University presented a paper titled “Effect of Maize Silage Clamp Density on Aerobic Stability and Forage Quality”, for which David Wilde was also a co-author.
Orego-Stim is a high quality phytogenic eubiotic with proven efficacy and this work communicates some of our most recent trials reviewing mode of action of the product in different species.
The BSAS conference provided numerous educational and progressive discussions surrounding the future of animal science, considering a wide range of sectors and species, ensuring the industry is ‘fit for the future’.