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on March 20, 2020

Could copper help replace antibiotic use in broilers?

Feed additive could prevent bacterial reproduction in birds.

Copper supplementation above the nutritional requirement could help improve broiler performance and health in antibiotic-free production systems.

“In the United States, the vast majority of broilers are fed high levels (125 ppm) of copper for growth promotion. However, evidence is growing that supplementing diets with between 200 and 300 ppm…

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