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India may ban chloramphenicol and nitrofurans in poultry farming

The Indian government is considering banning the production, import, and distribution of the chloramphenicol and nitrofurans classes of antibiotics for use in any food-producing...

Phage Asia offers alternative to antibiotics

Phage Asia is looking to promote the use of ‘phages’ rather than antibiotics to control poultry diseases. Phages (bacteriophages) are viruses that target specific...

Strategies to control enzootic pneumonia without antibiotics

Enzootic pneumonia (EP) can significantly impact the pig industry’s economy. This is mainly due to the high cost of treatment, primarily for antibiotics, reduced...

Letting go of AGP dependence: Why is it such a challenge?

Phasing out in-feed AGPs is gaining ground in Southeast Asia. However, finding a cost-effective alternative to match AGP effectiveness remains a challenge. Vietnam has announced...

Phytogenics a strong alternative to antibiotics against chronic diseases

Many see phytogenics as a rising feed additive and AGP alternative, but only a few recognize its potential to outperform antibiotics, particularly in managing...

Vietnam sets new deadline for antibiotic ban in livestock

Vietnam will completely ban the use of antibiotics for disease prevention purposes in livestock production beginning January 1, 2026. The new rule from the...

Vietnam’s antibiotic use is among the highest in Asia

Vietnam’s antibiotic use in livestock production continues to rank highest in Asia. The nation still has many shortcomings in monitoring and controlling antibiotic use,...

Bacteriophage helps reduce antibiotic use in farms

Bacteriophages can replace antibiotics in livestock farms as many countries have adopted stricter rules and controls on antibiotic use. “Phages are targeted, precise, and...

New strategies necessary to fight AMR as bacteria develop resistance

Bacteria may remain resistant to antibiotics even after reducing antibiotic use. A study by Oxford University said naturally developed antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria...

Combating pig diseases at critical stages with phytogenics

As Asian countries move closer to implementing a comprehensive ban on antibiotic use in livestock production, many are shifting their attention to phytogenics as...

Vietnam pushes regulations on antimicrobial resistance

Vietnam targets to control antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the use of antibiotics by 2045. The national plan (divided into two phases, 2023-2030 and 2030-2045)...

Two methods of transitioning to reduced antibiotic usage

‘Clean cut’ and ‘step down’ are two methods to reduce antibiotic use in poultry production. Dr Kate Meloche, Consulting Nutritionist at Social Chicken, said...

Antibiotic management sustaining poultry farming

LUIZ W O SOUZA and GUNDUZ ILSEVER* write that after the discovery of penicillin, researchers questioned why some bacteria do not and others simply...

Herbs in feed a potential antibiotic-reduction solution

Vietnamese researchers have tested some local herbs that can be added to feed to prevent and treat disease in chickens and pigs. Nguyen Hai...

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

Antimicrobial medications, such as amoxicillin, tetracycline, and penicillin are used extensively in pig production to treat and prevent intestinal pathogens, such as E coli...

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