374 Research paper – Chengn – 2014 – Antibiotic alternatives_ the substitution of antibiotics in animal husbandryClick here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups:
Prudent use AB \ Farmer
Species targeted: Pigs;Poultry;Dairy;Beef;Sheep;
Age: Different for different species;
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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).