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Magazine of veterinary information, medicine and zootechnics, specialized in the poultry, pig, ruminant and aquaculture sectors


Articles of Dra. Maria Soriano

Dra. Maria Soriano - 11/04/2022

Poultry Farming

Overview of the Japanese egg industry

Japan has a very particular egg industry. In contrast to other surrounding countries, where the increase in the egg consumption is linked to favorable demographics, Japan has a mature market and, at same time, has increased its consumption in volume...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 2/02/2022

Mycotoxins, Ruminants

Mycotoxin risk in milk and dairy products

There is the risk to carry-over mycotoxins to animal products, like meat, eggs and milk, intended for human consumption...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 1/12/2021

Feeding, Mycotoxins, Preservatives

Grain production in China: heavy rains arise quality concerns

Heavy rains occurred during summer and autumn in China compromise the nutritional and microbiological quality of the grain. In this situation, the high moisture content of the grain creates the ideal environment for fungal growth and mycotoxin...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 26/10/2021

Poultry Farming

Physiology of bone and calcium in laying hens

Laying hens have a unique calcium and bone metabolism, adapted for egg production and eggshell formation.

Dra. Maria Soriano - 25/05/2021

Mycotoxins, Swine

Prevention of Deoxynivalenol (DON) and liver damage

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi that cause enteritis and other toxic effects in animals once absorbed. The pathology caused by the ingestion of mycotoxins present in feed is named mycotoxicosis.

Dra. Maria Soriano - 20/04/2021

Poultry Farming, Preservatives

Salmonella prevalence in south east asia and China strategies to reduce bacterial load

Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne pathogenic bacteria. It causes salmonellosis in humans and animals, a major public health burden that has a significant cost worldwide. Poultry is one of the main sources of Salmonella which can infect...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 4/03/2021

Pronutrients, Swine


Meat demand in Asia is expected to increase because of population and economic growth. As the demand of animal product increases, pork will remain as one of the main protein sources in Asia, and pig will continue to be one of the major farm animals...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 26/01/2021

Deodorizer, Poultry Farming, Swine

Keys to reduce ammonia levels in the farm and improve animal welfare and performance

Preventive measures to reduce ammonia levels in the farms include the management of the diet and the digestive system, the management of the cleaning and disinfection of the farm and the control of the temperature and ventilation of the facility.

Dra. Maria Soriano - 11/11/2020

Enzymes, Microbiocide, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Gut welfare in poultry – A holistic approach is the key

Economic success of a poultry farm is directly linked on gut comfort. Maintaining a proper gut welfare in poultry is basic to achieve the desired production efficiency of the flock. In addition, gut welfare in poultry may also have an impact on food...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 29/10/2020

Feeding, Mycotoxins, Poultry Farming, Swine

Prevalence and prevention of mycotoxins

Mycotoxin production is influenced by the type of substrates and environmental conditions, like moisture and temperature.  Mycotoxin contamination is an ubiquitous problem that can occur throughout the food chain, depending on the conditions of the...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 17/09/2020

Pharmacology, Poultry Farming, Pronutrients

Anticoccidial plan: Challenges in the prevention and control of coccidiosis

Prevention and control of coccidiosis has usually been done by the combination of different tools, including the correct application of a biosecurity plan, cleaning and disinfection of the facilities, together with the use of anticoccidial drugs.

Dra. Maria Soriano - 30/06/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Management in commercial duck production

This article provides a brief review of species-specific management in commercial duck production, including the reception of ducklings, and the feeding and housing in commercial meat duck farming. The world population of ducks was estimated at...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 9/06/2020

Aquaculture, Pronutrients

Aquaculture in Southeast Asia

Aquaculture in Southeast Asia is a sector in constant growth and development and has a great impact worldwide. In order to optimize the efficiency and competitiveness of its products, ensure the supply to the growing regional population and favor...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 13/05/2020

Poultry Farming

Duck breeds and marketed products

Las razas de pato se pueden clasificar dependiendo de su aptitud, siendo aptos para la producción de carne, de huevos o de doble propósito. Las razas de pato más utilizadas son, según su aptitud, el pato Pekín para carne, el pato Corredor Indio...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 28/04/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Main challenges in duck production

Ducks are well known for being relatively resistant to diseases. There are no established vaccination plans for this species. They are considered potential carriers of infectious diseases from other birds and, therefore, farms are often isolated...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 23/03/2020

Feeding, Microbiocide, Poultry Farming, Preservatives, Ruminants, Swine

Animal feed preservatives: effect on feed’s microbiological quality

The microbiological quality of the feed is a factor of great importance in animal production because of its impact on productivity and health status of the animals. In addition, the importance of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi or yeasts) and...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 5/02/2020

Farm management, Nutritionals, Poultry Farming

Dirty eggs: causes and solutions

Dirty eggs and broken eggs are the main causes for egg rejection. In breeding hens, the percentage of dirty eggs should not exceed 1-2%. The objective is to reduce the percentage of dirty eggs to the minimum, to be able to discard this type of eggs...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 17/01/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Rearing pullets: handling and main challenges

The growing and rearing stages of the laying hen are basic to allow the animal express its maximum genetic potential in the productive phase, in order to achieve a proper production curve with high and persistent peak.

Dra. Maria Soriano - 12/06/2019

Digestives, Immunostimulants, Nutritionals, Swine

Post-weaning diarrhea: control through the use of intestinal conditioner pronutrients

This article introduces the predisposing factors and the different control methods for Post-weaning Diarrhea, showing the effectivity of a natural product based on intestinal conditioner pronutrients to fight against the disease. Weaning is...

Dra. Maria Soriano - 13/02/2019

Aquaculture, Immunostimulants, Nutritionals

Enhanced performance in tilapia production by the inclusion of intestinal conditioner pronutrients in the diet

Tilapia is the name of a group of fishes belonging to the genera Oreochromis. Tilapia is, together with carp and salmon, one of the most important fish in aquaculture. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis...


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