Solving the Antibiotic-Free Production Puzzle

23 January 2017, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - Implementing antibiotic-free programs in modern broiler production brings legitimate concerns for producers regarding performance, flock uniformity, and disease incidence. Experts will gather in February 2017 at BIOMIN world headquarters to explore the keys to ABF broiler production and guidelines for the responsible use of antibiotics.

A major industry topic

“Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is clearly a major issue,” observed Daniel B Pearson of Aviagen. “As Veterinary Health Director for the largest supplier of broiler breeding stock in Europe, I have found that over 50% of my time has been spent in various ways on the AMR topic, and there is no sign of this stopping.”

The possibilities offered by genetics, the use of antibiotics, healthy breeding stock and the advice all relate to the role of a breeding company in this regard.