Fishmeal part of answer to antibiotic ban

By FWi staff

THE addition of fish meal or fish oil to livestock feed produces similar benefits to the health of animals to those observed in humans, according to the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen.

There are significant commercial gains due to increased production through weight gains and reduced mortality, decreased disease and enhanced fertility, it claims.

The ban on antibiotic growth promoters has challenged the nutritionists to find alternative means of maintaining a healthy gut environment and improving growth and efficiency.

“Much can be achieved through the careful selection of feed raw materials.

“Fish meal is highly digestible and can have an important role to play in maintaining the health of animals”, says the institution.

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