In XVET’s October 2021 Newsletter, we shared a graphical representation of WATT Global Media’s annual Poultry Feed & Nutrition Survey (Graph I) with the percentages of usage of antibiotic in poultry production. The survey relied on the input of 560 replies from professionals (vets, nutritionists, consultants) all around the world. This survey is used as an overview of the current situation of poultry production at international level.Read more “GOOD NEWS: Antibiotic-free Animal Feed in 2021”
Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Poultry, A Peruvian Experience
Even though antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) are allowed to be widely used in the Peruvian poultry industry, some big broiler and layer companies have started new approaches in order to replace the AGP by novel alternatives like nutraceuticals, which include probiotics, prebiotics, organic acids and their salts and plant extracts among others.
This new trend reveals the awareness of the threat of irrational use of antibiotics in food animals which are dangerous for human health (public concern) and showing the importance that how poultry and livestock are raised.
We in VHD Sanidad Animal started to move toward this trend in 2012 when signed an agreement with XVET Germany in order to introduce it´s products as AGP alternatives (NAGP).
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.
Life after antibiotics
Antibiotics have been widely used in animal production for many years now, mainly for therapeutic purposes, additionally for prophylaxis, and finally as a growth promoter in sub-therapeutic dosages. In accordance of the Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration of 1992, which arbours the idea, “Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty, shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation”, first the developed European countries such as Sweden, and following that the whole European Union area, have banned the use of antibiotic growth promoters, and also have limited the use of molecules that are relevant to human health, in livestock. Finally this year USA has joined the regulation and as well as Far East countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, etc. also are following a strong projection of decreasing the antibiotic usage in general. This positive approach, of course, brings a certain responsibility of such as improving the biosecurity, enhancing management measures, focusing on nutrition, the handling of the digestive tract, the use of functional additives, whilst most important of them focusing on tissue integrity, immunity, reducing oxidative stress, and also aiming to decrease as much as possible the bacterial load, that will be shed to the environment.
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