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July 7, 2014

How do antibiotics promote growth in poultry?

Under the new FDA guidelines, in-feed antibiotics with FDA-approved performance claims can still be used to promote growth and improve feed efficiency – as long as they are not considered “medically important” to humans. That is good news for efficiency-minded poultry producers looking to meet escalating world demand for healthy, safe and affordable chicken and turkey. Still, the words “growth promotion” and the role these antibiotics play in poultry production are often misinterpreted by those outside of production.  Read More

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