Alternatives to antibiotics for farm animals

Published on: 01/08/2015
Author/s : Vasileios Papatsiros1*, PD Katsoulos2, KC Koutoulis3, M Karatzia4, A Dedousi5 and G Christodoulopoulos1 (1 Clinic of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece. 2 Clinic of Farm Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 3 Department of Avian Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece. 4 Department of Animal Husbandry, Ichthyology, Ecology and Environmental Protection,

Introduction For several decades, the use of sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics in animal feeds has been a common practice in many countries in order to improve growth performance and prevent from the adverse effects of pathogenic and non-pathogenic enteric microorganisms. However, there are increasing concerns for the public health about the consequences from the use of antibiotics in livesto...

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Eric Gingerich Eric Gingerich
Veterinary Doctor
January 8, 2015

A category of antibiotic alternatives often overlooked are fermentation metabolite products like Diamond V XPC. 

Maheswar Rath Maheswar Rath
BVSc &AH,MVSc &AH,poultry science, Ph.D. Poultry science
January 8, 2015

vegetarian feeds are very much suitable now all over where no antibiotic growth promoters are included at all or any other antibiotics in any form except coccidiostat which can be given vaccine if desired. Practically it is adopted by some of the poultry feed manufactures and there is no problem of any disease . However prebiotics and probiotics , acidifiers etc are very nice for poultry feed and good products if these are cost effective sir. dr m rath
Forest Lin Forest Lin
General Manager
January 12, 2015
I fully agree that plant extract such as xtract from pancosma will be alternatives for AGP, it has clear explanation about MOA, no black box with transparent accurate active ingredients!
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