There is a vast amount of research supporting the use of many different probiotic strains at the nursery stage in pig production, but there is still great variability in the results, finds a review published in Livestock Science.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is seeking to push forward federally proposed changes to the reporting of sales data regarding the amount of antibiotics sold for use in livestock feed and production in an effort to support judicious use.
ForFarmers has been shortlisted for this year’s Antibiotic Guardian Awards in the UK under the animal health, agriculture and food supply category, as a result of the work it has done on antibiotic reduction in that country’s pig sector.
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Members of both the veterinary and agricultural production worlds need to work together to address antimicrobial resistance in cattle production, said Brian Lubbers, director of clinical microbiology, Kansas State University veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
The UK’s National Pig Association (NPA) has praised the drop in antibiotic use in the UK pig sector, as announced on May 30, but warned there would be challenges ahead as the industry aimed to meet further reduction targets.
Reports establishing a baseline of antibiotic use in feed, water and by injection with cattle and swine production highlight the need for more data and additional work to address antibiotic stewardship.
Secondary plant metabolites are extremely promising for animal nutrition given their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and as science progresses, more will be understood in the next two years about how exactly these compounds can influence...