Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

Reports from the PIX/AMC conference in Australia

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

By Kacey Culliney

Feed makers must focus on preventative health as part of a global and collaborative effort in tackling the rise of antimicrobial resistance, say experts.

'Antibiotics may have knock-on effects on parts of the ecosystem where no one has even thought of looking before,' says Tomas Roslin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Image ©

Expert says future research should focus on the effect of antibiotics on methane emissions from cow belching

Research shows antibiotics intensify methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

A study by US, UK, Finnish and Swedish researchers is said to provide the first demonstration that antibiotics can increase dung emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG).


Concerns over heavy metal levels in Asia-Pacific feeds

By Jane Byrne

Of the 1,375 samples of minerals, premix and complete feeds from 16 Asia-Pacific countries submitted for testing, 20% had contamination levels exceeding EU allowable limits for heavy metal contamination of arsenic, cadmium and lead, said Alltech.


Special Edition: Environmentally friendly feed sector initiatives

What is the link between genomics and dairy feed efficiency?

By Jane Byrne

A game changing development in dairy cattle feed intake genome trait research will allow for more efficient and sustainable production, says the Dutch academic involved. 

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