The feed industry is increasingly seen has having a part to play in ensuring the responsible use of in feed antimicrobials in livestock production. Policymakers are urging feed producers, farmers, vets and regulators to work together to determine the best husbandry and hygiene practices and viable alternatives, to reduce the use of antibiotics in farmed animals.
Garlic oil may offer a way to reduce cow gas emissions when used with a high concentrate diet, say researchers.
Sales and distribution of antimicrobials continue to grow in the US, despite efforts to reduce use in animal feed and production.
Probiotic and prebiotic use may support growth, digestion and immune functioning in farmed snakehead, say researchers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the consultation period on antimicrobial use that it originally announced in September.
Evonik says it is focusing on the development of alternatives to antibiotics with probiotics as a central plank in its strategy.
The effect of nutrition on animal health is scientifically evident and communication and progress should not be blocked by regulations, argues a leading light of the feed industry.
Clove basil, ginger essential oils boost weight gain, growth, immune functioning in disease challenge tilapia, say researchers.
Animal scientists in Brazil examined the use of Brazilian red pepper essential oil in the diet of weanling pigs for growth and gut health.
A petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants the agency to remove approvals for antibiotic use in livestock disease prevention and growth promotion.
Disease prevention and improved functional diets are among the focuses for a new Cargill fish research center in Chile.
Stressed farm-raised tilapia may see immune functioning improvement when cinnamon oil is added to their feed, say researchers.
Diamond V says its latest expansion project is about building capacity to support heightened demand in animal nutrition products, antibiotic-free production and food safety.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to do more to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in US animal husbandry, say analysts.
Anatara has submitted an application to register a product, which is based on a natural extract from pineapple roots called bromelain, to control diarrhea in piglets, with the Australian Pesticides...
Boosting animal health, management, nutrition and genetics are factors in reducing the need to use antibiotics in animal production, say industry leaders.
Supplementing dairy cattle diets with vitamin E or propolis extract may improve milk quality, cow health, say researchers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking feedback on proposals regarding the therapeutic use of certain antibiotics in animal feed.
There is limited data available on antibiotic resistance strains of pathogenic bacteria in meat products in the UK, says a campaigner seeking curbs to antibiotic usage in farmed animals.
Feeding antibiotics selectively allows producers to be more sustainable and responsive to animal welfare, says Sanderson Farms.
Fermented feed is becoming increasingly attractive, with some pig producers seeing a return in investment in as little as a year, thanks to refinements and improvements to ForFarmers’ fermented feed...
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) want the FDA to remove "an unnecessary and costly regulatory reporting burden" in a manner they said would be consistent...
Minnesota has established a five-year antibiotic stewardship plan around in-feed and animal production uses.
A leading researcher says by using omics techniques and non-invasive fecal biomarkers in vivo, it is now very easy to successfully select effective feed additive alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters...
Novus International’s Project Horizon is said to be aimed at helping producers move toward antibiotic-free production.
Cargill’s ‘Feed for Thought’ survey highlights that many consumers want to see antibiotics left out of cattle feed and production.