Dr. Y G Liu, Adisseo Asia Pacific P/L; Dr. Estelle Devillard, Adisseo France, S.A.S.
Searching for alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) has become an imperative task in animal industry today. Probiotics appear to be one of the promising solutions. Probiotics refer to various microbial strains, either in single or in combination.
Dr. Alexandre Peron, technology application lead, Provimi Southeast Asia
As part of a national plan to reduce antimicrobial use and resistance in livestock production, Vietnam has announced that all feed products in the market should be AGP-free by January 1, 2018. This step towards the total ban on antibiotics strongly emphasises the importance of developing sustainable practices and finding alternatives to keeping animals healthy.
Jan Cortenbach, MSc, Chief Technical Officer SE Asia, Royal De Heus Animal Nutrition
As we all know AGPs are working very well to reduce harmful bacteria in the animals, hence having healthier animals and therefore better growth. As we are taking out these AGPs we are looking for alternatives to replace them. But unfortunately there is not a "AGP-out-product-B-in" principle. We need complete new feeding concepts.