Amlan International Researchers to Present Three Abstracts on Varium™ Performance at IPPE Scientific Forum

Amlan International Researchers to Present Three Abstracts on Varium™ Performance at IPPE Scientific Forum

CHICAGO, IL—Researchers from Amlan International in conjunction with scientists from the USDA and Southern Poultry Research will be presenting three abstracts during the IPPE Scientific Forum on Monday, January 25, 2016. The accepted abstracts are centered on the performance of Varium, a new formulated feed additive that promotes broiler growth equivalent to antibiotics by reducing the level of pathogens and harmful biotoxins that damage the intestinal lining, stimulating early immune function, and strengthening the intestinal barrier function.

The first abstract, which will be presented by Amlan researchers Fang Chi, San Ching, LeAnn Johnston and Ron

Cravens, focuses on a study that supports improved feed conversion through Varium use. The second abstract, which details findings from Amlan researchers Ching, Johnston, Chi and Ed De Boer, as well as Dr. Hyun S. Lillehoj and Yeaseul Lim of the USDA in Beltsville, MD., discusses the ability of Varium to adsorb enteric disease agents responsible for significant economic losses. Decreasing the effects of necrotic enteritis through Varium inclusion is the topic of the third abstract, which will be presented by Amlan researchers Chi, Johnston, Cravens and Ching, along with Brett Lumpkins, Greg Mathis and Charles Hofacre of Southern Poultry Research in Athens, GA.

“We’re excited to present the results of several of our research studies that were conducted with leading poultry collaborators in the U.S.,” said Dr. Ron Cravens, President, Amlan International. “The data shows Varium consistently achieved growth performance equivalent to commercial AGPs and also reduced the effects of bacteria‐associated enteric disease.

The Scientific Forum, which is held from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in rooms B‐310 to 315 of the Georgia World Congress Center, is sponsored by the Southern Poultry Science Society, the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases, and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The forum presents information on industry topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology, processing and products, and avian diseases.

Find more information about the Scientific Forum and the International Production and Processing Expo at


About Amlan International

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Oil‐Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC), Amlan International helps producers increase animal productivity by developing products that enhance intestinal health and function. Since its inception in 2007, Amlan has grown its product offering across the intestinal health and AGP‐alternative market, driven largely by the research conducted in its laboratory campus in Vernon Hills, IL. In 2014, the company’s global reach expanded with the opening of China operations in Shenzhen. Further information on Amlan International is available at Amlan–Productivity for Life.

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