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This member gave a presentation on October 14, 2021
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4th Animal Gut Health & Nutrition Summit 2021
Article published the September 29, 2021
INTRODUCTIONUnder current production systems, turkeys have traditionally been protected from pathogenic microorganisms by vaccination and antibiotics. For decades, subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics have commonly been used within the poultry industry to improve production performance and reduce pathogenic microbial challenges. However, negative consumer perception and increased regulatory guidanc ...
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This member gave a presentation on September 22, 2021
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Food Animal Innovation Summit
Article published the March 30, 2021
IntroductionModern agriculture constantly strives to maximize biological performance of food production in an effort to optimize economic efficiency, profit potential, and sustainability. Commercial poultry production is among the most efficient and progressively successful of all food production sectors. What factors does it take for continued success in efficient poultry production? It takes the ...
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Participation in Forum on April 8, 2020
Syed Farjad Zaidi The optimum particle size for about 5-8% of the total diet should be about 1200 microns. Include only 3% course ground corn in starter feed to allow birds condition their gut, and then increase this to about 5% in the grower diet, and up to 8% in the finisher diet. This will help the bird condition their gizzard, which is the pace-setter for gut motility and intestinal function ...
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This member gave a presentation on January 27, 2020
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2020
This member gave a presentation on September 17, 2019
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XXI World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress (WVPAC 2019)
This member gave a presentation on September 17, 2019
At the following event:
XXI World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress (WVPAC 2019)
Peter Ferket likes the comment:
In addition, the antibiotics used for this purpose are not absorbed and work in the intestinal tract resulting in healthier chickens, thus accounting for the improved performance. They are NOT absorbed into the chicken's body and thus not passed on to the consumer. I may not be totally correct (but I think I am) the growth-promoting antibiotics used in the US poultry industry are not used in human ...
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I'm not sure why the term "overfeeding of antibiotics" is used. The antibiotics have been used for their stated -and FDA approved- purpose of improving growth rates and feed conversion. It's not like the industry has been sneakily using them for nefarious purposes just to improve profits.
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