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FDA Issues Update on DCM

in Uncategorized June 28, 2019

The FDA released an update June 27 on its investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).  Concerns were raised last year on a possible connection to some diets labeled as “grain-free”.  Specifically diets containing a high proportion of peas, lentils and/or other legumes.     After reviewing the release it becomes apparent that they have reached no conclusions […]

Least Cost Recipe

in Uncategorized May 17, 2019

A standard practice in the livestock feed industry is to formulate diets on a “least cost formulation”. In short the formulator for the feed manufacturer establishes a set of minimum nutrient standards for the diet (or recipe) and they may even set minimum and/or maximum allowable amounts of various feed ingredient restrictions. The various ingredients […]