Abstracts Featured at PSA Meeting Focus on Improving Poultry Nutrition Novus research scientists and nutritionists present discoveries

ST. LOUIS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poultry Science Association (PSA) annual meeting is well known for showcasing the latest research and stimulating discussions on a broad range of issues affecting the poultry industry.  Attendees at the 2012 PSA Meeting being held July 9 – 12 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, will have the opportunity to learn the latest discoveries from Novus International, Inc. research scientists.

"Novus is committed to developing poultry health and nutrition solutions based on strong science," stated Dr. Chris D. Knight, Sr. Vice President, Research & Development at Novus. "Our global research encompasses everything from basic discovery through innovation, to customer Return on Investment (ROI) in commercial scale field applications. We're proud of the work that the Novus research scientists and collaborators will be presenting at this year's PSA meeting."

Novus is a proud sponsor of the PSA Foundation Legacy Project. Last year the company established a $30,000 challenge grant to help underwrite half of the project cost through a dollar-for-dollar matching pledge. Novus's support of the Legacy Project reflects a genuine understanding of the value and significance of historical research. The project is also aligned with Novus's commitment to the science-based advancement of animal and human nutrition. For more information, visit www.poultryscience.org/legacygift.

The featured abstracts below represent some of the latest ground-breaking research conducted by Novus and its collaborators.

Abstracts
Title #61: Greater bioavailability of MINTREX Zn than Zn sulfate in the absence or presence of elevated Ca and P as antagonists.  J. D. Richards*, P. Fisher and K. J. Wedekind, Novus International Inc., St. Charles, MO.
Session: Metabolism and Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals (sequential)
Location: Room Q
Time: Tuesday July 10, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Title #64: Feeding laying hens the diets with supplemental chelated trace minerals improves shell quality, tibia breaking strength, and immune response.  M. K. Manangi*, J. D. Richards, B. Wuelling, C. Atwell, P. Fisher, C. D. Knight, M. Vazquez-Anon and S. Carter, Novus International Inc., St. Charles, MO.
Session: Metabolism and Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals (sequential)
Location: Room Q
Time: Tuesday July 10, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Title #204: Dose response of an essential oil blend in young broilers fed rye wheat based diet.  F. Yan*, J. Dibner, M. Vazquez-Anon and C. Knight, Novus International Inc., St. Charles, MO.
Session: Feed Additives I
Location: Room K L
Time: Wednesday July 11, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Title #265: Effect of dietary enzyme and lactose supplementation on growth performance and gut health of broilers.  F. Yan*, J. Dibner, M. Vazquez-Anon and C. Knight, Novus International Inc., St. Charles, MO.
Session: Enzymes II
Location: Room K L
Time: Thursday July 12,11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Posters
Title: Oral antibody to interleukin-10 prevents growth suppression by coccidia infection.  J. Sand*, S. Hidayati, and M. Cook, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Session: Immunology – Posters # P310
Location: Mahler Auditorium

Title: Protease Improves Performance and Energy Utilization in Broilers Fed Diets with High Tannin Sorghum. J. G. Carvajal*sc1,2, K. A. Rincon1, and E. O. Oviedo-Rondon1,3, 1Universidad del Tolima, Ibague, Tolima, Colombia, 2Novus International, Bogota D.C., Colombia, 3North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Session: Metabolism and Nutrition: Enzymes – Posters #P340
Location: Mahler Auditorium 

Title: Improving nutritive value of high tannin sorghum for broiler chicks using exogenous protease and phytase.  F. Yan1, S. Mutayoba2, 3, E. Dierenfeld1 and M. Vazquez-Anon1 , 1Novus International Inc., St. Charles, MO; 2African Women in Agricultural Research & Development, Nairobi, Kenya;  3Sokoine University, Morogoro, Tanzania
Session: Enzymes – Posters # P344
Location: Mahler Auditorium  

Title: Studies on egg production, egg quality, tissue mineral profile and immunity during post peak phase of layers fed with HMTBa chelated organic trace minerals.  D. N. Desai*1, B. G. Gangurde1, A. S. Ranade1, P. E. Avari1, M. Manangi2, M. Vazquez-Anon2, and D. Joardar2, 1Department of Poultry Science, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 2Novus International Inc., St. Charles, MO.
Session: Metabolism and Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals – Posters (concurrent) #P425
Location: Mahler Auditorium
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For more information visit: www.novusint.com.

About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is a global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions based on science. Novus offers a broad range of essential nutrients that enable animals to grow to their genetic potential. For more information about how Novus is sustainably helping to feed the world affordable, wholesome food and achieve a higher quality of life, visit www.novusint.com.

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com

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 636.794.2411


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 Larry Stoller


 314.576.8459


 Larry.stoller@novusint.com

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