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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 2016-2017, 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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Antibiotic elimination

EU animal feed stakeholders on the state of antibiotic-free production

The European Union has carved out a tough plan to push antibiotic-free animal production, backed up by peer-reviewed science highlighting the importance of nutrition.
Europe leads by example in its regulatory push away from antibiotic use in animal production, but success will rely on an integrated mindset change and continued innovation in the field.
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Bacteriophage

Future animal health applications for bacteriophages

Gene products used as antibiotics alternatives show potential in fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Scientists believe that bacteriophage gene products could eventually be used to target bacterial pathogens, such as C. perfringens, in commercial livestock and poultry applications.
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