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The potential benefits of natural growth promoters

Intensive research has focused on the potential of natural growth promoters (NGP) to replace antibiotics. The beneficial effects of NGP are mainly attributed to their potential to promote a beneficial gut microflora which protects the host against pathogens and helps to alleviate periods of stress. Tobias Steiner of Biomin argues that a well-adjusted combination of different strategies will maximise the efficacy of NGP in antibiotic-free feeding systems.

This article can also be found at Feed Tech, volume 10, no. 2

Keywords: Piglet feed, blood plasma, protein, immunoglobulins, palatability

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