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Progress in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has received a boost as the Dutch government made a pledge to start a new international multi-agency trust fund to tackle the issue.
Cobb-Vantress’ elite team of poultry experts recently grew by two with the addition of Benoît Lanthier, DVM, and Marlon Garcia Andrade. Both Lanthier and Andrade join the North American Technical Service Team as technical advisers with Lanthier serving Canada and Andrade serving Central America.
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.
With so many feed additives on the market and so little test data available, choosing an antibiotic growth promoter can be difficult. Testing various products on their own herds may be producers’ best option, experts say.