Farm Innovation 3 lessons in reducing antimicrobials in pigs by Trouw PDCAClick here for resource
Significant Impact Group(s): AMU reduction strategies ; Feed / gut health
Species targeted: Pigs;
Outcome Parameter(s): Effects social and/or public health positively
Summary: Some EU forerunners in pig husbandry have been successful at reducing antimicrobials without sacrificing productivity or performance. Three antimicrobial reduction take-home messages, inspired by forerunners’ success are discussed in this article. In field studies it is shown how multi-stakeholder approach can help achieve goals while reducing their reliance on antimicrobials.
Take home message 1: benchmarking optimises success
Take home message 2: it is all about prevention
Take home message 3: an integrated approach is key
Concluding: Plan, do, check and act:
Scientific insights applied to practical approaches on customer farms show that a multi-stakeholder approach, integrating feed, farm and health management can help swine farmers achieve production goals while reducing or eliminating their reliance on antimicrobials.
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Where to find the original material: (in English)