A product, based on proprietary fungal fermented rye, is aimed at supporting pig farmers as they move away from a reliance on antibiotics for herd management in that it reduces the animal’s exposure to harmful pathogens, says Trouw Nutrition.
The FDA has published guidance around voluntarily bringing the remaining approved animal drugs containing antimicrobials of human medical importance under the oversight of licensed veterinarians in the US.
Nutrition has an important role to play in reducing antibiotic use on UK farms – but it’s not all about innovation and ‘silver bullet’ ingredients, says the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) alliance.
As part of the continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has made medicated feed-related information more accessible and user-friendly.
The use of protected benzoic acid feed in piglets in a zinc oxide (ZnO) replacement trial involving four mid-sized commercial farms in Spain resulted in a reduction in medication costs and improvement in performance, said Novus International, Inc.