Novus Research Scientists, Nutritionists Present Discoveries

US - Attendees at the 2012 PSA Meeting being held between 9 and 12 July at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, had the opportunity to learn the latest discoveries from Novus International, Inc. research scientists.
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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.

“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, click here.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.


Oral antibody to interleukin-10 prevents growth suppression by coccidia infection. J. Sand*, S. Hidayati and M. Cook, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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.

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

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.

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