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.
So, what do they mean?
AGP – Antibiotic (Antimicrobial) growth promoter
Describing any drug which could be used as subtherapeutic dose to inhibit or destroy bacteria
NAGP – Non-Antibiotic growth promoter (NAGP):
Viable diverse alternatives to AGP, which some aims to relieve metabolic inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, and some, positively influence the beneficial microflora of the intestinal channel
STA – Subtherapeutic
“One Health” – The “One Health” concept in a few words, it summarised the idea that human and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist.
Low concentration of Antibiotics using to improve feed efficacy and suppress diseases
ASF – Animal Source Foods
Many food items that come from animal sources.
PFAs – Phytogenic Feed Additives also known as Phytobiotics
Plant-derived products used in feed to potentially improve animal performance
Refers to the ability of an organism to cause disease
Combination of probiotics and prebiotics
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