Dietary modulation of endogenous host defense peptide synthesis as an alternative approach to in-feed antibiotics
Published on: 04/19/2019
Author/s : Kelsy Robinson 1, Xi Ma 2, Yulan Liu 3, Shiyan Qiao 2, Yongqing Hou 3, Guolong Zhang 1, 3. / 1 Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA; 2 State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China; 3 Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Animal Nutrition and Feed Safety, Hubei Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Wuhan Polytechnic University, Wuhan 430023, China.
In-feed supplementation of antibiotics was firstly reported to promote growth in chickens (Moore et al., 1946) and subsequently in pigs (Jukes et al., 1950; Luecke et al., 1950). Since then, antibiotics have been routinely used in livestock production at subtherapeutic levels for disease prevention and growth promotion and are more commonly known as antibiotic growth promoters (Di...