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Webinar - Optimizing calcium & phosphorus contribution and skeletal integrity through phytase use in broiler diets

Date: 8 April 2014

Optimizing calcium & phosphorus contribution and skeletal integrity through phytase use in broiler diets

Date:  April 8, 2014

Doug Korver and Peter Plumstead discuss how using the right phytase at the right dose  can  positively impact skeletal  development and profitability.

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Douglas R. Korver
Professor
University of Alberta

Dr. Peter Plumstead
Associate Professor
University of Pretoria

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • The requirement and functional role of dietary calcium and available phosphorus in bone development and performance in broilers will be highlighted, citing recent research focused on bone modeling.

  • The importance of establishing robust estimates of Ca and P contributions from different phytase products, and how these affect bone mineralization and function. How calcium levels and calcium sources can alter the efficacy of phytate P, cause metabolic imbalances, and alter phytase efficacy and matrix values in practice.

 

Danisco Animal Nutrition Webinar: Optimizing bone mineralization in broilers

Another chance to hear Doug Korver and Peter Plumstead discuss how using the right phytase at the right dose can positively impact skeletal development and profitability.
Another chance to hear Doug Korver and Peter Plumstead discuss how using the right phytase at the right dose can positively impact skeletal development and profitability.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr. Douglas R. Korver 
Professor
University of Alberta

Dr. Doug Korver holds a BSc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, an M. Sc. from the University of Delaware, and a Ph. D. from the University of California, Davis. In addition to undertaking practical research on feed quality and supplement evaluation in poultry diets, he is also focused on nutrition-immune function interactions and has a specialty in poultry bone biology. He has had over 45 peer-reviewed articles published in journals and has achieved over 570 peer-reviewed citations.

Dr. Korver currently teaches introductory animal nutrition and poultry nutrition courses at the undergraduate level, and is a co-instructor for graduate-level courses in advanced animal metabolism and advanced feed science and technology.

Dr. Peter Plumstead 
Associate Professor
University of Pretoria

Dr. Plumstead holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutrition and Poultry Science from North Carolina State University, U.S., where his primary research focused on amino acid and phosphorus nutrition of broilers and broiler breeders.

Prior to joining academia, Peter was engaged at Danisco Animal Nutrition (part of DuPont), where he was responsible for application research and development of enzyme products for pigs and poultry. In addition to his work with enzymes, Peter also has  several years of commercial experience in the feed industry, having worked as as a Senior Nutritionist within the Meadow Feeds Group (South Africa).

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