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When using probiotics, timing is everything

Deriving the maximum benefit from probiotics is dependent on ensuring that they reach a chicken’s gut at specific periods in its development.
Administering probiotics at key points in chicken's development may help to ensure consistency of results.
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IPC, OIE launch antibiotic reduction guidance

Guidance aims to raise awareness of management approaches that can reduce need for antibiotic use in poultry production
In support of World Antibiotic Awareness Week and with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the International Poultry Council (IPC) has launched new best practice guidance for reducing the need for antibiotics in poultry meat production.
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Antibiotic resistance - 25 Global Actions for 2025

Announced to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness day, veterinary medicines industry reveals a raft of investment and commitments to help confront ongoing issue.
Announcement of investment and training to prevent antibiotic resistance on-farm, will benefit all from poultry and livestock producers through to public.
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Chick-fil-A completes NAE chicken transition

Company earlier pledged to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics by the end of 2019, and met that goal early
Chick-fil-A has reached its goal to serve no antibiotics ever (NAE) chicken in all U.S. restaurants.
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Wayne Farms grows and diversifies in changing market

The country’s seventh-largest poultry company is embracing antibiotic-free, marketing enhanced-welfare birds and launching new brands.
Wayne Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry companies, is changing quickly to meet what it anticipates will be consumer demands of the future.
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Antimicrobial use in US broilers, turkeys down dramatically

USPOULTRY releases first-ever report of antimicrobial use in U.S. broiler and turkey production
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association announces the release of the U.S. poultry industry’s first-ever report quantifying antimicrobial use on broiler chicken and turkey farms. The new report shows dramatic reductions of turkey and broiler chicken antimicrobial use over a five-year timeframe.
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