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Animal Pharm Antibiotics in Animal Production 2016


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Resistance | Legislative & Consumer Responses in the EU & USA | Use of Prebiotics, Probiotics & Other Feed Additives

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The global market size for antibiotics use in animal production is large and consumption is projected to reach 105 596 tonnes by 2030. However, extensive evidence now reveals the contribution that antibiotic use has made to the development of antibiotic resistance and its resultant consequences for public health.

Antibiotics are used in animal production as therapeutic agents to cure and control disease, and also as non-therapeutic agents or as antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs).

However, the use of AGPs has elicited substantial controversy in relation to the development of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria, which has led to the emergence of ‘superbugs’ and extremely drug‑resistant tuberculosis.

One response to the growing concerns around antibiotic resistance is to develop non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents. Considerable research is being carried out to develop non-antibiotic therapeutics using quorum-sensing quenchers, iron chelators, lectin inhibitors, phage therapy, phytochemicals, antimicrobial peptides, probiotics, and vaccines.

There has also been an increased focus on the use of various feed additives, such as feed enzymes, organic acids, phytochemicals, prebiotics and probiotics. Another response was to develop antibiotic-free systems that focus on disease avoidance and health maintenance rather than using therapeutic treatments. Significant progress has been made in reducing and even eliminating antibiotics from dairy cows, pigs and poultry.

This comprehensive report fully explains the threats, legislative and consumer responses, and the research and strategies underway to reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics in animal production.

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Dr Clifford Adams is the author of several previous Animal Pharm reports on feed ingredients. After receiving a doctorate from the University of Illinois, he spent almost 25 years at Nutritional Services Director with Kemin Industries, a feed additive producer in Belgium. During this time he developed various nutritional strategies, including the concept of nutricines or bioactive feed ingredients, the Total Nutrition programme, and the Nutrition-Based Health approach to animal production. He is now the Managing Director of Anozene Nutritional Sciences based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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