The path of Non-Antibiotic Growth Promoters
Understanding basic physiological and biological characteristics of the digestive system nowadays, is a base of modern nutrition of livestock. Gastrointestinal tract proposes the most important task: the nutritional absorption; and therefore its mucosa must be managed to remain undisturbed. Only a healthy intestinal tract can ensure optimal absorption, which is the main gate to the genetical capacity of a growing animal. Focusing on this one essential fact, and delivering right nutritional tools, will make our path to non-antibiotic growth enhancement, easier and smoother.
Prebiotics are defined as non-digestible or partially digestible food ingredients that beneficially stimulate the growth or activity of the beneficial flora. Food ingredients to be classified as prebiotic must have characteristics such as neither to be hydrolyzed nor absorbed in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. A good example would be, MOS (Mannanoligosaccharides) which is derived from the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall. Literature shows that bacteria with fimbriae of mannose affinity, such as Escherichia coli or Salmonella spp., will readily attach MOS, and this will avoid them to attach the intestinal mucosa, preventing them to colonize and multiply. This will lead to an increased villi length, and healthy mucosa, with a better resorption surface; and more goblet cells along the gastrointestinal channel.
Reducing antibiotic resistance with monoglycerides and free fatty acids
Antimicrobials have been used in animal feed for about 70 years to treat diseases, boost growth and obtain improvement in productivity (FAO 2018). Use of antibiotics to promote animal growth has been banned in European Union (EU) since January 1, 2006. Europe has done it and USA is in progress. Antimicrobial resistance remains a serious threat to public health worldwide. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, 2017 (ECDC 2017) from many European countries is reported that high percentages of isolates with resistance to key antimicrobial groups still exist which shows great concern and represent a serious threat to patient safety. Overview of the annual morbidity and mortality of antibiotic-resistant infections in the United States, estimating their number at approximately 2 million and the number of death associated with these infections at 23,000 (CDC 2013). Antibiotic Growth Promoters are still used as feed additives in countries outside EU. A radical rethinking of policies to reduce antibiotic consumption and resistant is necessary worldwide.
Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain
Antimicrobial resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world and threatening the ability to treat common infectious diseases. World Health Organization (WHO) shares insights on how Antibiotic Resistance is important in Animal Health and how it develops from Farm-to-Fork.
How does the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals lead to antimicrobial resistance in humans?
The high volume of antibiotics in food-producing animals contributes to the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, particularly in settings of intensive animal production. In some countries, the total amount of antibiotics used in animals is 4 times larger than the amount used in humans. In many countries much of the antibiotics used in animals are for growth promotion and prevention of disease, not to treat sick animals.
Testimonials – hear from the experts
The users of XVET products are the real experts.
It has been common practice in XVET since its early days to have client feedback as one of the main conductors for product development and therefore company growth.
As result, we often receive positive feedback for product quality and their results, achievements that make us proud and keeps the motivation to work for a better tomorrow on rising.
From that mindset, there is a Testimonials dedicated part on www.xvergermany.com website, so that others can learn from those experiences and success stories.
The last one was received from Thailand, where one of the biggest broiler producers in the world testifies that with the help of XVET product, Aromax Pro, the NFS certificate for “Raised without Antibiotics” was granted.
We, celebrate our client achievement of NFS certification of “Raised Without Antibiotics” is very appreciated and XVET product, Aromax Pro, is a surely solid useful supplement of which help farmers built up their mindset of unnecessary routine use of antibiotics.
XVET is glad to celebrate these great achievements with the partners and customers worldwide. If you’d like to read more testimonials or leave yours please click here: http://www.xvetgermany.com/testimonials.php
Less antibiotics with Phytogenics support
Antimicrobial drugs play an important role in the treatment of diseases in human and animals. Misusing antimicrobial drugs will increase the potential risk of spreading antimicrobial resistance and vital medicines will fail when bacteria become resistant to them (FAO, 2018). To combat microbial resistance many studies have been investigating alternative environmental friendly antimicrobial agents from various sources.
Essential oils (Eos) and less antibiotics:
Essential Oils (EOs) are concentrated natural products with a strong smell which are produced by aromatic plants (different part of herbs) as secondary metabolites. They enhance production of digestive secretions, stimulate blood circulation, exert antioxidant properties, reduce levels of pathogenic bacteria and may enhance immune status (Brenes and Roura, 2010). They have a small proportion of a wet weight of plant material and extracting methods would cause different activities of different EOs (Bouhaddouda et al., 2016). EOs activities as alternatives to antibiotics have been investigated and various researchers have studied on different essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics. They have been playing a very important role to cope antibiotic resistant threat. EOs have different compounds varied in their exact chemical composition and concentration due to factors such as seasonal variation, climate, and oil-extraction method (Santoyo et al., 2006). Mathlouthi N, et al., 2012 found that rosemary and oregano oil resulted in the same amount of growth in chickens as the antibiotic avilamycin, and the oils killed bacteria too. EOs could also reduce salmonella in chickens (Cerisuelo A, et al., 2014).
First Ambassador for lessantibiotics.com NAGP approach
What is Antimicrobial resistance and how does it spread?
Around the world, the support of a Non-Antibiotic Growth Promotion approach is growing therefore, NAGP Ambassadors will start to share their experiences and know-how to support farmers through a responsible transition. First Ambassador for lessantibiotics.com NAGP approach is Dr. Ali Zeinali, a Poultry specialist from Iran with many years of experience, who in this article describes his understanding of antibiotic reduction explaining antimicrobial resistance.
“In the following and in subsequent articles, I will talk about antibiotic alternatives and XVET products that have been a great way to remove the Antibiotic Growth Promotors and reduce the antibiotics for treatments.
Below is the introduction for reduction Antibiotic consumption (lessantibiotics) in the poultry industry.
Become an Ambassador for lessantibiotics.com
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Become an Ambassador for a better future with lessantibiotics.com!
We are looking for experienced professionals of Animal Rearing industry who also support the transition to Non-Antibiotic Growth Promoters to share their experience and know-how.
If you are familiar with XVET products. Let us know in what way they have supported you in contributing to a safer and more sustainable animal rearing.
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Industry acronyms and terminology
Animal rearing industry is very fast passed, with the new trends, regulations, management, and scientific developments coming up every day it’s not always easy to keep up with the terminology and/or acronyms.
Especially when working on global levels, what may sound familiar to some may not be so clear to others.
Having this in mind we thought that it would be a good idea to start our posts by clarifying the meaning of some of the most commonly used words/names.
That will also help for a full understanding of the articles we will continuously publish.
Welcome to our lessantibiotics.com website and to the Technical Articles page.
We as XVET will make our best to fill this space with insightful content regarding Antimictobial resistance and Non Antibiotic Growth promoter approach.
Starting with the first episode of our Industry Insights – a series of videos introducing our ideology for the Animal Health Industry – Mr. Burak Ruperez, Head of Technical and Sales deparment, explains Antimicrobial resistance and presents XVETs’ plan of action.