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”
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.
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