Responsible Use of Antibiotics and the Role of Functional Feed Additives After AGPs Ban

The market pressure to reduce antibiotics is considerably influencing producers to identify new alternatives that stimulate production among animals while delivering the same benefits provided by antibiotic growth promoters AGPs. Removal of AGPs from poultry diets needs to be carefully planned and executed. Daniel Ramirez and Tim Goossens at Nutriad show how feed additives have gained considerable interest lately because of their ability to improve performance by sustaining a healthy gut environment through similar physiological mechanisms which may, in turn, affect
microorganisms, maximising poultry health and growth, whilst enhancing the efficiency of feed conversion.