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DuPont Grows Expertise and Facilities To Support Expansion of Poultry Gut Health Portfolio

MARLBOROUGH, UK, 27 October 2015 – At a time when the poultry production industry is under increasing pressure to produce safer food with reduced antibiotic growth promoters(AGPs) - or in some instances no AGPs at all - the animal nutrition division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences is running a webinar  to help poultry producers distinguish between myths and evidence-based facts  regarding feed additive  alternatives and their impact on healthy bird performance.

The webinar, which will feature recent PSA award winner, Mingan Choct, Chief Executive Officer, Poultry Cooperative Research Centre and a professor at the University of New England, and Beth Galbraith, Senior Group Manager & Site Leader, BioControl Technology at DuPont,will cover the following points: 

  • The factors that directly and indirectly impact poultry gut health, particularly in an environment of reduced in-feed antibiotics. We will discuss what achieving gut health actually means to the producer and how findings in humans and rats may have implications for poultry producers.
  • Common misconceptions about the mode of action of in-feed antibiotics and how feed additives such as feed enzymes, probiotics and essential oils can be used to proactively support gut health, including evidence from countries with no in-feed antibiotics and from regions where antibiotics are still used.
  • The important role gut sampling can play in tackling poultry gut health. 

Alastair Thomas, Business Development Manager for poultry gut health solutions at Danisco Animal Nutrition commented, “Research has shown the significant role that nutrition can play in improving gut health, and thereby positively impacting growth performance and liveability, especially where AGP usage needs to be reduced. We aim to share that research with the webinar attendees so they can begin to separate fact from fiction and understand how achieving animal gut health can positively impact their profitability.”

Attendees at the live webinar will be able to address questions directly to the speakers and will have the opportunity to download the speaker presentation deck. The registration form for both the live and on demand webinar can be found at

For further information on DuPont’s animal gut health offerings, including the award-winning Syncra® AVI feed enzyme and DFM combination and its multi-strain Bacillus spp DFM, Enviva® PRO, visit

Danisco Animal Nutrition (, a business subsidiary of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, helps animal producers around the world maximize the return on their feed investment, improve liveability and tackle environmental and sustainability challenges through the delivery of optimized enzyme, betaine and probiotic feed solutions.  The company’s uniqueness centers on its ability to combine these technologies, many of which are industry “firsts.” It is also part of DuPont (, which has become one of the most innovative and admired biotechnology organizations in the world. 

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit


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