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Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals
Common approaches encountered in successful antibiotic-free feeding programs
Understanding the interplay between bird health, gut bacteria and antibiotics makes it clear reducing their use where possible is in everyone’s interest.
Antibiotic reduction can be achieved by using different data in breeding, hygiene in the feed mill and awareness about the level of biosecurity at the farm
Vietnam will impose a ban on all kinds of antibiotics in livestock farming after 2020, and those currently used in animal feed are only allowed until the end
Top US broiler companies’ leading veterinary and nutrition experts said the country is reaching a key point in the future of antibiotic use.
In-feed antibiotics and antimicrobial agents have been banned in the European Union. Now, other countries are following suit.
To optimize bird performance in antibiotic-free production systems, it is essential to manage the intestinal microbial community
The accidental discovery of the antibiotic penicillin, by Alexander Fleming in the late 1920s, reshaped human and animal medicine
Broilers always benefit from a better diet offered early in life, and more so when their feed is free of growth-promoting antibiotics.