Antibiotic-Free Animal Production

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Antimicrobial Resistance Concerns Are Reducing the Use of In-Feed Antibiotics

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Consumer Preference for Antibiotic-Free Protein Has Created a Need for Natural Growth Promoters

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Natural Drug-Free Feed Additives Can Provide Equivalent Animal Performance to AGPs

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Antibiotic-Free Production Means Ionophore-Free Production in Some Regions

Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have traditionally been used to protect gut health, maximize feed efficiency and increase production animal growth rates. However, with the rise of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and consumer demand for antibiotic-free (ABF) protein, an increasing number of production systems are moving toward reduced use (or a complete halt) of in-feed antibiotics.

Maintaining a healthy intestinal environment in production animals now relies more heavily on other management methods, including drug-free feed additives that reduce the risk of enteric disease while adding value for producers.

Environmental Management and Biosecurity Are Key

People are the biggest risk to introducing pathogens and disease to a flock or herd, making biosecurity one of the most important management practices for producers. Appropriately managed environmental conditions are also important for effective ABF production — a clean, dry, well-ventilated environment helps prevent disease outbreaks and keeps animals growing efficiently.

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Promotes Efficiency and Productivity in Poultry


Broad-Spectrum Biotoxin Binder


Supports Intestinal Health and Immunity in Swine


Pathogen Control for Antibiotic-Free Production

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Natural Alternative to Anticoccidial Drugs and Vaccines

Natural Feed Additives that Support Antibiotic-Free Production

Select natural mineral-based feed additives from Amlan International are formulated to meet evolving consumer preferences for antibiotic-free animal protein and the restrictions on AGP use. We meet the needs of consumers and producers by developing natural ingredient feed additives that improve intestinal health and maximize production efficiency. And because we follow sustainable mining practices and use natural ingredients, our products are made with the world in mind.

Amlan Products Promote Animal Performance Equivalent to AGPs

Multiple studies conducted by contract research organizations have shown that compared to in-feed antibiotics, Amlan products deliver equivalent or better performance. Select Amlan products can be used in synergistic combinations at different growth phases or during different operational circumstances to further optimize production efficiencies.

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Patented Varium promotes intestinal health and feed conversion by reducing pathogen load, strengthening the intestinal barrier and safely stimulating intestinal immunity. In necrotic enteritis-challenged broilers, Varium improved feed conversion, reduced mortality and increased weight gain, whether it was used alone or in combination with an antibiotic.

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Patented NeoPrime promotes swine intestinal health and gently primes intestinal immunity. In a study with weaned piglets, NeoPrime performed equivalent to antibiotics, zinc oxide and their combination when measured by weight gain or feed efficiency on day 35.

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NeutraPath is our natural pathogen control product for antibiotic-free production, due to its bactericidal and bacteriostatic properties. In broilers challenged with Eimeria maxima and Clostridium perfringens, birds fed NeutraPath had greater weight gain and better feed efficiency than challenged control birds and had similar performance to birds fed an antibiotic.

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Coccidiosis in poultry is typically controlled by ionophores and synthetic chemical coccidiostats. However, drug resistance and increasing public concerns about medication and synthetic chemicals in the food chain have driven development of natural control strategies.

Phylox Feed is a natural alternative to anticoccidial drugs and vaccines formulated with a synergistic blend of bioactive phytochemicals. In a study with Eimeria-challenged broilers, Phylox had equivalent feed conversion rate and coccidial lesion scores compared to an ionophore and a synthetic chemical coccidiostat.

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