Background update:Oct 11, 2010

AGP alternatives - Part 1: EU close to a future without antibiotic growth promoters

From January 2006 antibiotic growth promoters will be banned in the EU. Cases of antibiotic resistance in humans have frightened consumers and forced the livestock industry to change production practices. This affects poultry growers not only in the EU but also in other parts of the world. What is the story behind the ban?


This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 21 number 6. To view the article online simply click on the link below.


Keywords: nutrition, antibiotic, growth promoters, EU, feed additives, diet, health, prevention, poultry, legislation


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