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unprecedented technological advances of the internet and the globalization of knowledge, it is easy
to procure all kinds of marketing
and research material. Lamentably,
not everyone has the same standard
of ethics, and this does not apply
just to individuals. We see a dif-
FOR ALL SEASONS
From summer heat to winter frost, the ecology of a broiler
house is constantly changing, which can lead to an increased
coccidiosis challenge. The precocious strains of HATCHPAK®
COCCI III vaccine induce optimum immunity with minimal
lesions.1 So, at whatever level of coccidiosis challenge, your
flock can be safely protected year round.
ferent culture toward what is true
and what is wishful thinking even
among nations of vastly differing
backgrounds. The feed industry,
short of establishing its own research institutions, will continue
to face an ever-increasing problem
of distinguishing the real from the
wishful. Experimental design, statistics and common sense remain
the only tools qualified scientists
have at their disposal to discern the
truth. Education has not kept up
with the needs of our times as governments often force researchers to
"go fishing" for research funds.
I am sure the list is not exhausted in just six challenges.
There are more, perhaps even more
pressing challenges for one region
or the other. One such example is
antibiotic-free feeding programs,
which may be of pressing nature
today in the U.S., but it has become a thing of the past in Europe.
And, of course, the unthinkable
will always happen, but at least we
can prepare for those problems we
have in front of us now.
The more food scares being
published by broad public media the
greater the pressure will become
from consumers, marketers, and legislators to be assured the feed animals eat is safe and wholesome. ■
1 Data on file.
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Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., is an
animal nutrition industry consultant.
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