Reducing antibiotics without harming profitability is an actual possibility

Ten million people will die due to antibiotic resistance, ensures the “Antimicrobial Resistance Review” published by the United Kingdom government in 2014. Of all the antibiotics used worldwide, 80 % is used for livestock production. The swine and poultry industries are responsible for the largest amount of antibiotic consumption. These …

Selko® IntelliBond® Trace Minerals

Selko® IntelliBond® Trace Minerals (TM) are a relatively new family of trace minerals, known as hydroxy trace minerals. IntelliBond® C (copper hydroxychloride; formerly known as tribasic copper chloride; TBCC) was developed in the early 90s by the US based company Micronutrients. IntelliBond® Z (zinc hydroxychloride) and IntelliBond® M (manganese hydroxychloride) …

Beating Salmonella with AVIATOR™

AVIATOR™ is a multi-component, all-natural feed supplement containing Refined Functional Carbohydrates™ (RFC™) that has Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) status as a feed ingredient. Studies with AVIATOR™ show a reduction in Salmonella prevalence in breeding hens and in their progeny. It is not easy to break the disease cycle of …

Reduce antibiotics, keep profitability

A Chinese broiler study showed the efficiency of a feed additive to improve animal performance in antibiotic free environments. The trial proved positive results for body weight, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and footpad integrity, outperforming antibiotic growth promoters. The need? Withdraw antibiotics from animal production. The challenge? Keep performance …

An improved manufacturing method for handling, precision and uniformity in feed additives

OptiSize™ technology creates uniform, low-dust trace mineral particles that are non-reactive, non-hygroscopic and which blend and mix more evenly into feed, meaning more nutritients make their way into the animal. Some feed additive particles can create just as many problems as they try to solve. Binding with other nutritients, blending …

“We need a change in the mind-set of the industry, collaboration with experts and education to reach antibiotic reduction”

Trouw Nutrition Asia Pacific gathered experts and animal producers to address one of the main challenges in the industry today: how to reduce antibiotic use while keeping performance and profitability. The concern about antimicrobial resistance is already global. Legislation on antibiotic reduction is moving forward from Europe to the rest …