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Replacing antibiotics in meat production: Feeding pigs probiotics found to improve gut health, nutrient use, growth

The notion that antibiotics are a silver bullet for better health, both for humans and animals, is slowly losing its weight. In meat production, this is reflected in the current restrictions placed on antibiotic growth promoters. In line with the need for ideal alternatives to in-feed antibiotics to fill the gap, scientists from the Mississippi State University and the University of Manitoba published a paper outlining the current data and practices for probiotic use for swine production. The study, which appeared in the journal Animal Nutrition, targeted both manufacturers and researchers with the objective of better long-term product development.  Read more...

 

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