Antibiotics

Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative to conventional antibiotics?

Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative to conventional antibiotics?

By Lynda Searby

Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife (IZW) have found that antimicrobial peptides offer a “promising solution” for reducing the use of antibiotics in pig breeding, and suggest that these amino acid compounds could have application...

Tainted feed probe continues in Holland

Tainted feed probe continues in Holland

By Jane Byrne

Almost 100 pig farms in the Netherlands, which had been shut down by the Dutch food safety authority (nVWA) last week due to an illegal antibiotic find in feed, are operational again.

Nanotechnology could help producers end reliance on antibiotics

Nanotechnology could help producers end reliance on antibiotics

By Jane Byrne

There are a limited number of nanomaterials in development for feed additives, but projects with some momentum behind them include one looking to replace antibiotics with nano-sized substitutes, finds an EFSA-commissioned report.

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