headline - November, 2017

How does plasma support farmers in reducing antibiotics use in farm animals?

Plasma is an excellent alternative to the antibiotics/antimicrobials added to feed in the post-weaning phase for piglets and using plasma has been shown to better improve pig health compared to milk, soy and a variety of other proteins, including fish meal. 

Growing anti-microbial resistance in farm animals is huge concern for the European Union, which launched an EU strategy to combat it, which includes the phasing out of antibiotics for non-medical use in animals. 

Plasma can effectively reduce the use of antibiotics: the use of plasma to help piglets’ growth allows farmers to reduce the use of antibiotics in feed, helping farmers to meet EU demands to reduce antibiotic use in farm animals.

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