Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand). The summit, organized by CMT (Center for Management Technology) focused on the central them of improving feed safety, industry integration and innovations.
At the conference, Dr. Swensen Huang – Nutriad, presented “Moving Towards Antibiotics-Free Era- Solutions & Strategies.” His presentation addressed the concerns of producers present, as they face an increasing pressure from markets and governments to eliminate AGPs from animal diets mounts.
The Presentation included new data of combining precision delivery coated butyrate (ADIMIX Precision) in starter feed and phytogenics (APEX 5) in grower and finisher feed comparing to AGP diets in boiler trials. The promising trial data generated a lot of interest and discussion among the delegates.
BK Chew, Regional Director APAC, emphasized the regulatory mandate to reduce or ban antibiotics in a number of countries in S.E. Asia “Products that promote the animal performance by improving gut health without using AGPS are receiving much attention. From January 1, 2018, the regulatory bodies in Vietnam and Indonesia, will enforce the restriction of the types of antibiotics allowed as well as limiting its use to only early stages of growth.”