Alternatives to therapeutic antibiotics in feed set the agenda in feed course

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Migration away from the curative use of antibiotics is a growing trend and a European based nutrition and feedstuffs course is set to look at the alternatives for industry.

Schothorst Feed Research said it is holding the fourth instalment of its annual feeds and nutrition course in Amsterdam from 2 to 6 June this year. 

Course organizer, Jannes Doppenberg, told this publication the program includes a module on risk management in commodity markets for the first time. 

He said this should be appealing to the feed sector which is bent on curbing costs as volatility in the price of feed inputs is ongoing. 

The course will also look at the next generation feedstuffs, he said, with a primary focus on subsitutes for therapeutic antibiotics. 

Another new module this year is focused on mycotoxins and anti-nutritional factors, said Doppenberg.

The course, which allows feed executives to custom design their own program, will again include modules on quality assurance and feed formulation for dairy, swine and poultry. 

It is designed for nutritionists, purchasing, product and quality assurance managers of feed and feed additive producers as well as others involved in associated industries.    

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