Antibiotic reduction webinar coming soon

02-12-2021 | |
Photo: Canva
Photo: Canva

Don’t miss the upcoming webinar on antibiotic reduction hosted by Dairy Global’s sister title, All About Feed, in cooperation with Novus and Agrana. This webinar will take place on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 15.00 CET.

Antibiotic reduction is a major topic in the livestock sector and is also an important and serious issue when it comes to human health due to the existing problem of increased antibiotic resistance and making sure that medicines remain effective in human health.

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This webinar will explore the challenges around antibiotic reduction as well as opportunities to move away from antibiotic use in the livestock sector.

Livestock disease management and the use of antibiotics has come under the spotlight over the last few years. The pressure is on to reduce antibiotics in livestock production and in doing so, it has a direct impact on the human health aspect. But, how do we keep animals healthy while reducing the use of antibiotics? Are there alternative solutions? What improvements can be made to address this pressing issue? We look at some of these issues during this webinar.

Speakers and presentations

1. Dr Brad Lawrence, senior technical manager, Pork Business Team North America at Novus, will present on ‘The sow – the first key step to successful antibiotic reduction in progeny’.

  • Challenges in optimising pigs weaned per sow.
  • How the sow may be our first opportunity to overcome these challenges.
  • How trace mineral nutrition may play a bigger role in the success of those pigs than you might think.

2. Ana Gavrău, global technical sales and innovation manager at Agrana, will talk about ‘Natural betaine – nutritional AID in strategies targeting antibiotic reduction’. Natural betaine is much more than a ‘sparing tool’. As betaine is a multi-functional nutrient, its application can result in multiple benefits:

  • On the livestock health status – especially gut health
  • Better performance
  • Higher production efficiency

3. Dave Thompson, MSU-Extension educator for swine production, will dive into ‘US meat/dairy industry efforts to reduce the use of medically important antimicrobials’.

  • US farmers and commodity groups recognise the importance of global One Health initiatives and are taking steps to help preserve the efficacy of medically important antimicrobials.
  • Stakeholder surveys conducted post-VFD generally indicate more positives than negatives associated with responsible antimicrobial use programs.
  • Emerging technologies/practices to further reduce reliance on medically important antimicrobials.

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