In person seminar at IPPE on antibiotic reduction

The reduction of antibiotic usage, first with the ban of in feed antibiotics in Europe and in the US, and the following reduction of prescribed antibiotic usage, is first and foremost a human health issue. Preventing bacteria from becoming resistant is key. However, societal demand for a more sustainable way of production has a share in the trend for using less antibiotics too, as has the success of marketing meat produced without the administration of antimicrobials. Within these trends it is essential to keep the birds healthy using fewer or even no antibiotics. It is a quest for many poultry professionals all around the globe. This seminar aims to give practical insight in how to reduce antibiotics with the help of knowledge, management and additives, as well as reflect upon the effect of results already achieved on the resistance front.

This seminar can only be attended physically.

Maarten de Gussem, DVM

Global Poultry Consultant

Presentation title:

The path to a responsible ‘antibiotic footprint’ in poultry production: Reduce, Replace, Rethink

  • Consumers are driving the demand for meat raised without routine use of antibiotics, with some major food chains adopting “antibiotic-free” policies for their meat supplies. How can we reduce antibiotic use and maintain performance with good ROI for the poultry producer?
  • We will look at tools to push forward on the path of responsible antibiotic stewardship in the poultry farm in order to preserve the efficacy of existing antimicrobials which are a critical tool for both humans and animals.

Pierre Moquet, PhD

Poultry Nutrionist

Presentation title:

Achieving an antibiotic-free poultry production requires a global feed approach

  • Importance of meeting societal demands regarding antibiotics use in poultry production
  • A three step approach to reach antibiotic-free production, based on our experience:
    • Avoiding nutritional excesses & imbalances: Relevance of low protein diets & functional amino-acids
    • Supporting gut balance & integrity : Practical experience with feed additives
    • Managing intestinal transit time through changes in feed technology

Dr Mueez Ahmad, DVM, PhD

Poultry Technical Service Manager

Presentation title:

A Science-based Approach to Antibiotic Reduction in Poultry

  • Helping establish a healthy gut microbiota from day one
  • Using prebiotic and postbiotics to improve immune status.
  • Using a probiotic designed to address specific Clostridium and APEC challenges.

Fabian Brockötter

Editor and host Poultry World