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The WHO has also called for a rapid phase-out of the use of antimicrobial growth promotants and the creation of prudent use guidelines for veterinary care (WHO 2003).
Key words: air quality, animal confinements, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial growth promotants, avian influenza, bioaerosols, livestock, poultry, swine, water quality.
At issue is the Swiss government's notification last July that it found traces of growth promotant diethylstilbestrol (DES) in two of 100 samples of U.
Another trick of the trade Inocencio learned was the use of growth promotants that decrease the time it takes for chickens to mature.
In a precautionary approach, GMOs are expressly prohibited within the organic production chain in Australia, as are food additives such as antibiotics, anti-microbials, hormones and other growth promotants.
Nitragin, the world's leading developer of legume inoculants and growth promotants, can
The facts are that consumption of antibiotics for livestock production in Denmark was > 200 metric tons in 1994, 160 tons in 1997 when antibiotics were last used as growth promotants for weanling and finishing pigs, and dropped to 114 tons in 2005 when this use had ceased (Table 1) [Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (DANMAP) 2006].