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4 major additives that replace
antibiotics with success

Antibiotics are disappearing and these additives have shown positive
results in replicating their end result, if not their mode of action.

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here is no additive, not of
a medicinal nature, that
can replace the role of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes.
Sick animals requiring antibiotic
treatment under veterinarian care
should receive appropriate antibiotics at proper dosages to ensure
their health and welfare. What
happens to such animals raised
under no-antibiotics-ever production is a matter that has to do with
the marketing/commercial aspects
of such business.
What concerns us here is the
preventive and growth-promoting
action of certain non-medicinal feed
additives that can be used to deter
bacterial outbreaks, or at least help
toward this direction, and those that
can increase overall animal immune
status. These are additives that

can replace the growth-promoting
effects of low dosages of in-feed
antibiotics as used in the past and
are now being banned worldwide at
an increasing pace.
Although this is not a new
field of research, and antibioticfree feeds for healthy animals
are already the norm in several
regions worldwide, there is an
increasing pressure to further
decrease even therapeutic use
of antibiotics and discontinue
their growth-promoting use in
even more regions. As such,
research is often repeated under
several excuses or reasons, some
of which are valid, whereas
others have to do with politics,
commercialism, marketing and
even survival of traditional
research institutions. Regardless

of one's position toward such
modern pressures unrelated to
animal or even human health
and welfare, we have to cope
with what we are asked for
and find a way to remove those
antibiotics denied to us and our
animals for any reason.
The following list of in-feed
products/additives is not exhaustive. Each nutritionist may have
a different opinion or list, and
such is the privilege of having a
university degree, especially a
Ph.D. degree. Those who make
their living from such or similar
products naturally emphasize
the importance of their products,
but as it will be shown, no single
additive can replace antibiotics
entirely and effectively. Thus,
most nutritionists agree that
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Contents
Editor’s Comment
Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
Advertisers’ Index
Marketplace
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
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Poultry International - August 2019 - SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
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Poultry International - August 2019 - To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
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Poultry International - August 2019 - UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
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