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Friday, February 17, 2017
Manu De Laet, Product Manager Poultry, Nuscience
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 and food safety.
Friday, February 17, 2017
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 in Danish animal production was 200 tons; more than half of these 200 tons was supplemented as growth promoter in animal feed. Occurrence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become an important ...
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