DSM Animal Nutrition & Health, a leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids, eubiotics and enzymes to the global feed industry, hosted the 2nd global Eubiotics Focus Group meeting at its China Animal Nutrition Research Center in Bazhou, Hebei, last week. Designed to promote A Global Exchange of Ideas on Eubiotics in Swine, the event attracted scientists, experts and swine producers from around the world, who met to discuss ideas, experiences and insights in the use of Eubiotics in the global feed industry.
Today’s awareness of the need to prohibit the use of antibiotics as a growth promoter in swine production has inspired research activities globally to develop nutritional solutions using alternative feed additives such as organic acids, essential oils, probiotics and enzymes. Known as Eubiotics, these products support the health and growth of livestock by positively modulating their gut flora. Their significant benefits have been demonstrated both in vitroand in vivo.
Participants gathered with the common aim of understanding how to best define effective solutions to replace antibiotics growth promoters and reduce the need for the treatment of swine with antibiotics. Swine specialists presented case studies from their own experiences, while scientists presented their research findings on topics related to all stages of swine farming; from sows to finishing pigs, from the use of dietary anti-inflammatory products and minerals to the effect of the diet structure on gut health. The program also included a visit to the DSM China Animal Nutrition Research Center and the latest information on DSM’s research activities into Eubiotics solutions.
Christophe Paulus, Global Category Manager Eubiotics, commented, “I am very proud to host our 2nd Eubiotics Focus Group meeting at our new Animal Nutrition Research Center here in China. The need to reduce the use of antibiotics in swine production is and will remain a key challenge for the industry in years to come, not only in Europe but worldwide too.
"Hosting the meeting shows DSM’s dedication to developing a more sustainable global swine industry in the interests of feed manufacturers, breeders and consumers alike.”