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We invite you to access our AFB International library of white papers, research summaries, articles and PalatantsPlus.com blog posts. Recent additions are shown below.

FORMA DE LA CROQUETA Y SU EFECTO EN LA PALATABILIDAD DE LOS FELINOS

FORMA DE LA CROQUETA Y SU EFECTO EN LA PALATABILIDAD DE LOS FELINOS Los investigadores de AFB International querían determinar si la forma de croquetas también afecta la palatabilidad de los alimentos secos para gatos. Estos resultados pueden proporcionar tanto operaciones como implicaciones de productos para los fabricantes de alimentos para mascotas.

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LA IMPORTANCIA DEL P-VALUE EN LAS EVALUACIONES DE PALATABILIDAD

LA IMPORTANCIA DEL P-VALUE EN LAS EVALUACIONES DE PALATABILIDAD Cuando se examinan las preferencias de mascotas, el primer paso para analizar los datos es definir que métricas se utilizarán para la preferencia. El siguiente paso es determinar el p-value, una estadística que indica si una situación hipotética parece razonable después de recopilar y analizar los […]

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PERCEPCION DE LOS PADRES DE LAS MASCOTAS SOBRE LA DIFICULTAD QUE PRESENTAN LOS PERROS PARA DEGLUTIR

PERCEPCION DE LOS PADRES DE LAS MASCOTAS SOBRE LA DIFICULTAD QUE PRESENTAN LOS PERROS PARA DEGLUTIR El conocimiento adquirido con esta mirada cercana al trabajo para tragar guía la interpretación de futuras pruebas de alimentación.

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The Importance of p-value in Palatability Assessments

The Importance of p-value in Palatability Assessments When examining pet preferences, the first step in analyzing the data is to define what measure you will use for preference. The next step is to determine the p-value, a statistic that indicates whether a hypothetical situation seems reasonable after collecting and analyzing the data.  This white paper […]

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PET PARENT PERCEPTIONS OF LABORED SWALLOWS IN DOGS

Pet Parent Perceptions of Labored Swallows in Dogs The knowledge gained from this closer look into labored swallows guides behavioral interpretation of future feeding trials.

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KIBBLE SHAPE AND ITS EFFECT ON FELINE PALATABILITY

Kibble Shape and its Effect on Feline Palatability Researchers at AFB International wanted to determine if kibble shape affects the palatability of dry cat foods. These results can provide both operations and product implications for pet food manufacturers.

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Tempting Prospects in the Pet Treats Market

Tempting Prospects in the Pet Treats Market Pet treats are big business. Sales growth in this category regularly outpaces the pet food market, and is expected to continue increasing year-over-year. However, treats are held to a higher standard of palatability than other pet food, since pet parents expect their cat or dog to readily accept […]

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Palatants: Storage and Stability

Dry palatants offer flexibility in shipping and application, plus exceptional levels of palatability. Learn best practices for their storage, handling and application to help ensure optimal results. Dry palatants are flowable powders that perform best when appropriately stored and applied. To maximize your palatant investment, download our best practices, including details on: Distribution and monitoring systems […]

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Improving Wet Cat Food Palatability

The wet cat food market is dynamic and growing.  New ingredients, product forms and package types make creating palatable wet cat food a challenging task.  AFB International launched a long-term strategic initiative to improve the palatability of wet cat food and help deliver the performance pet parents expect and cats prefer.  To read more about […]

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BEYOND CONSUMPTION: Measuring Cat’s Food Enjoyment

This whitepaper discusses palatability assessment methods that quantify behaviors cat owners are likely to use to judge cat enjoyment of foods and treats.  

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Fat Type and Amount: Its Impact on Palatability

AFB International’s recent research on preferences in kibble fat sources and concentrations can be found in the May issue of Petfood Industry Magazine in a new white paper titled “Fat Type and Amount: Its Impact on Palatability”. Led by AFB scientist Greg Hibbard, these findings were also presented in a poster session at the 2019 […]

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Paired vs. Monadic

Paired Comparison assessments can tell us something different than Monadic assessments. Paired Comparison uses two bowls, where two different foods are presented. In Monadic testing, only one bowl of food is presented.

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Fat Quality: Impact of Fats on Palatability

Pet food scientists know fat is an important ingredient in pet foods. However, not all fats are quality fats and even high-quality fats need to be treated to ensure they maintain that quality. That’s why it’s crucial for all disciplines within pet food producers—from purchasing and sales to marketing and general management—to understand how the investment in good fat quality contributes to pet food palatability and, ultimately, the bottom line.

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Are Small Dogs Inherently Finicky Eaters?

Research on small dogs feeding personalities.

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Small Dogs. Large Kibble.

AFB’s Kibble Size and Palatability Research

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Applying Pet Food Palatants

One key to high-performing pet foods is the effective use of palatants. AFB shares expert insights for applying both liquid and dry palatants.

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Taste Test Methodology – Nose In Bowl

A new measure of a dog’s focus on her food is making successful meal development easier. AFB researchers share sample results and potential impacts.

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Equivalence testing: Insights from the experts

How can you show that two products will perform equally well? AFB biostatistician Jay Harrison shares how knowing the question you want to answer is key to designing a test to answer it.

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Ensuring coating consistency: challenges and approaches

Which method of testing palatant coating consistency is right for your needs?

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Applications of e-Nose and e-Tongue Technology (ENT) in Pet Food Palatability

While there’s still no replacement for the two-bowl test using real animals, instrumental techniques have come a long way in adding depth to palatability testing. Learn more about what this smell and taste technology can do.

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Understanding the Drivers for Palatability

FROM BASIC SCIENCE TO COMPLEX PRODUCT SYSTEMS

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Principles of Pet Food Palatability

At AFB International, we’ve honed the science for making pet foods, treats and supplements taste better. Learn more about the history and principles of pet food palatability in this white paper.

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