Pathway to antibiotic-free production in Asia: Why less is more

Antibiotics are mostly used during stressful times such as weaning, and this is an area where better nutrition and management can help reduce antibiotic use.

Antimicrobial medications, such as amoxicillin, tetracycline, and penicillin are used extensively in pig production to treat and prevent intestinal pathogens, such as E coli and Salmonella, and gut health disorders. They are also used as feed additives to improve growth performance, writes Dr HAZEL...

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