By GILSON ALEXANDRE GOMES, TIAGO TEDESCHI DOS SANTOS, GUSTAVO CORDERO-GONZALEZ and XAVIERE ROUSSEAU*
ANTIBIOTIC growth promoters have been utilized successfully in the past to control gut dysbiosis (Dibner and Richards, 2005). However, reliance on their use in livestock production globally is being reduced dramatically.
This shift in production practice is in- creasing the incidence of health-related challenges in animal production, as highlighted in a recent survey by Roembke (2019).
In a commercial situation, there is always a low level of inflammation in the gut (Ducatelle et al., 2019), and that’s even more true without the use of antimicrobials. Today, nutritionists are evaluating all possible avenues to maintain a good gut environment and microbiota…
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