What AGPs can teach us about growth promotion

What AGPs can teach us about growth promotion

(Courtesy Biomin)

Understanding how antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) work uncovers pathways to boost performance using novel feed additives and combat antibiotic resistance.

The discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s revolutionized medicine and saved countless lives. The revelation of antibiotics’ ability to promote growth in livestock at subtherapeutic doses in the late 1940s transformed the animal protein industry, improving profits and enabling us to feed a burgeoning world.