In Pig Topics: Cost-effective formula enhances feed intake and relieves stress
In edition 34 number 1 (2019) of Pig Topics Magazine page 18, XVET shares its know-how on Natural Antibiotic Growth Promoters such as Aromax, the key product based on essential oils that is also a cost-effective formula that enhances the feed intake.
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“Due to the rising problems of antibiotic resistance, eco-friendly, non-antibiotic growth promoters (NAGP) have been developed and used successfully.
It is known that plant primary and secondary compounds may beneficially affect animal health and production. They can act as immunomodulators, antioxidants, digestive stimulants or promote directly or indirectly performance and quality of animal growth.
Footpad dermatitis in a NAGP program
Healthy animals just like healthy people, don’t need antimicrobials, and not all infections and diseases, need to be treated with antibiotics. Misuse, excessive use, or wrong use of antibiotics in humans and animals, is known to be the primary cause of the rise of superbugs, bacteria that have grown resistant to many antibiotics.
Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat, with major economic and health impact. World Bank estimated that drug-resistant infections will be responsible for a drag between 1.1 and 3.8% by 2050, on global GDP (Gross Domestic Products). A two years’ review in the UK concluded that 700,000 deaths each year can be attributed to Antimicrobial resistance.
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.
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.
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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.