374- Antibiotic alternatives_ the substitution of antibiotics in animal husbandry (Research paper – Chengn – 2014)Click here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups: Prudent use AB \ Farmer
Species targeted: Pigs; Poultry; Dairy; Beef; Sheep;
Age: Different for different species;
This article provides an overview of substitutes for antibiotics, having potential in livestock production. The article describes a range of antibiotic alternatives, ranging from plant extract to prebiotic functional feed ingredients. All of the functional feed ingredients show potential in improving animal performance, as well as a contribution to increase health in terrestrial livestock. There is no clear preference for a particular functional feed ingredient, and final selection will mainly depend on farmer expectations as well as commercial price setting (which is not a fixed asset).
Where to find the original material: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00217/full; doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00217