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on December 7, 2018

Nigeria bans antibiotics for growth promotion in animal feed

Antimicrobial resistance a growing concern in the country

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters and mold inhibitors in animal feed, citing growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country.

NAFDAC instead encouraged the use of probiotics and enzymes to promote animal growth…

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