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such new ways of raising animals, and consumers
who are believed to benefit from all these, are
not as willing to share the bill, especially when
imported animal products are not required to be
antibiotic free.

3

Performance level will
never be the same

Even in the best cases, without antibiotics, performance will never be the
same. Somewhere, somehow, some productivity
index will have to give in for everything else
to happen as expected. In the past, antibiotics
allowed a level of performance that cannot be
easily matched today without reaching levels of
negative profitability. To break even should be the
first goal from which any improvements will have
to be evaluated.

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Variability in performance
will increase

Perhaps the gravest reason why performance
suffers more without antibiotics is the higher
variability associated with such a production scheme.
This is due to the current lack of a single or even a mix
of products to provide blanket coverage against most
pathogens. As a farm's subclinical pathogen profile
changes over time, so must the additives that control
them change, and this takes time, during which performance can fluctuate significantly.

5

Farm health status
must be increased

This is the first step that must be taken, and
it must be completed before anything else
is changed. It should not be combined with changes
in feed and additives, because these must conform to
farm health status, and not vice versa. It is a lengthy
process that requires effort and, above all, a realization that nothing can ever be the same, as new ways of
raising animals need to be employed to reduce exposure to pathogens.

6

Immunity should be
boosted at any cost

7

Feed formulations
cannot remain the same

It would be naïve to expect current feed
formulas to work equally well without antibiotics. This was a lesson learned hard when animals
developed such severe diarrheas without antibiotics
that overall antibiotic consumption increased due
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Once farm health status has been increased
- and then stabilized throughout the year
to avoid seasonal variations - the next step should
be one that involves ways to improve immunity. By
reducing environmental pathogenic load and making
the animal able to defend itself better against any
remaining bugs, we reduce our overall need to use
antibiotics in the first place. Skipping these essential
steps is a sure recipe to failure.


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Poultry USA - May 2019
Contents
It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
A new device for detecting woody breast
Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
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