Pigs at a trough© Tim Scrivener
Since the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) was banned in the EU in 2006, there’s been growing interest in alternatives that can reduce the impact of pig disease and help producers regain lost productivity. One of the challenges facing those looking to develop such products is the mechanisms by which AGPs deliver improvements in feed efficiency and weight gain have never been completely understood. This means replicating the response to AGP use in pigs is far from straightforward, says […]