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.
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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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.