December 11, 2017
Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit
Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
The summit, organised by CMT (Center for Management Technology), focused on the central theme of improving feed safety, industry integration and innovations.
At the conference, Dr. Swensen Huang (pictured, left) of Nutriad presented "Moving Towards Antibiotics-Free Era- Solutions & Strategies". His presentation addressed the concerns of producers as they face an increasing pressure from markets and governments to eliminate antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) 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 in comparison to AGP diets in broiler trials. The trial data generated a lot of interest and discussion among the delegates.
B.K. Chew (pictured, right), Nutriad's regional director for APAC, emphasised the regulatory mandate to reduce or ban antibiotics in a number of countries in Southeast 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," Chew said.