News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Antibiotic-Free Meat

Decline of antibiotic use gives rise to novel feed ingredients

Some antibiotic alternatives show promise, scientists say, but producers are growing wary of marketing claims
Sales of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals dropped 33 percent between 2016 and 2017, and manufacturers have raced to fill the void with everything from exotic botanicals and oils to ingredients of days gone by.
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Intracare provides water at VIV Asia

Intracare believes that clean and fresh drinking water is very important for people and animals. That is why the company launched its Intra Hydrocare promotion during VIV Asia.
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4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success

Antibiotics are disappearing quickly from animal production, and these four additives have been first to show positive results in replicating their end result, if not their mode of action.
There is no additive, not of a medicinal nature, that can replace the role of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes. Sick animals requiring antibiotic treatment under veterinarian care should receive appropriate antibiotics at proper dosages to ensure their health and welfare. What happens to such animals raised under no-antibiotics-ever production is a matter that has to do with the marketing/commercial aspects of such business.
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Gut health

How gut health affects animal performance in ABF production

Maintaining a balanced and effective microbiome is essential for health.
The challenge of antibiotic-free production makes gut health even more important for animal performance. Maintaining a balanced and effective microbiome is essential for health. The relationship between it and the host is complex but there are novel opportunities for positive manipulation.
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