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ANTIBIOTIC-FREE ANIMAL PRODUCTION
Growth depression factors
accompanying an immune response
to E. coli
Conclusion and outlook
Farmers and feed millers are presented with different issues on their way to antibiotic-free animal
nutrition. Besides the selection of raw materials (the
cheapest is not the most cost effective), we should
optimize and fine-tune our formulations to obtain the
best result possible. This point will gain even more
interest in the future due to the upcoming animal
welfare discussion, e.g., food pad lesion, ammonia
and respiratory challenges.
Nevertheless, one of our biggest challenges will be
addressing inflammation and managing its effect on
feed intake, performance and animal health. ■
References available upon request
Source: Klasing, 2017
While other factors can contribute to growth
depression, studies show a 68 percent reduction
in broiler chick feed intake due to E. coli.
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