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Friday, February 17, 2017
Manu De Laet, Product Manager Poultry, Nuscience
Published in Animal Health
In 2006, 96% of the birds slaughtered worldwide were given antibiotics somewhere in their lifetime. There is a global concern and even demand to reduce the antibiotic use in poultry and in this way reduce the risk for antimicrobial resistance. Medium chain fatty acids make it possible to reduce the use of antibiotics without compromising bird performance ...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Richard Murphy Ph.D., research director, Alltech European Bioscience Centre
Published in Animal Health
Antibiotic resistance has the potential to become one of the greatest problems of our generation, given the ever-increasing rise in bacterial strains that are less and less sensitive to existing treatments. While abuse of antibiotics in humans is probably the major contributor, policy makers have turned the spotlight on agricultural use as a way to ...
Friday, February 17, 2017
Animine
Published in Animal Health
Antibiotics have been added to pig diets for some decades. They are used to treat sick animals and to prevent bacterial infections, but also to enhance the performance of the animals: their growth promoting effect is known since the 1950s. Antimicrobials substances have been used worldwide in large quantities. For example, in 1994, antimicrobial consumption ...
Background: Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are widespread but cause problems only when present in pathogens. Environments where selection and transmission of antibiotic resistance frequently take place are likely to be characterized by high abundance and diversity of horizontally transferable ARGs. Large-scale quantitative data on ARGs is, however, ...
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