382 Research paper – Thacker – 2013 – Alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters for use in swine production_ a review

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382 Research paper – Thacker – 2013 – Alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters for use in swine production_ a review

In Significant Impact Groups:
Specific alternatives \ Other
Species targeted: Pigs;
Age: Different for different species;
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Country: Global
The potential of antimicrobial peptides, clay minerals, egg yolk antibodies, essential oils, eucalyptus oil-medium chain fatty acids, rare earth elements and recombinant enzymes are discussed on the above review. Based on a thorough review of the literature, it is evident that a long and growing list of compounds exist which have been tested for their ability to replace antibiotics as feed additives in diets fed to swine.