Papers Summarize Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted the 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Paris, France. ( OIE )

As global pressures mount to reduce the use of antibiotics in food-animal production, scientists work to develop and implement production practices and technologies to cost-effectively protect animal health and performance.

In December 2016, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) held its 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Paris, France.

During the three-day conference, more than 200 participants from academia, government research institutions, regulatory agencies, and animal industries from 25 countries reviewed and discussed existing research and potential for new technologies. The discussions focused on five primary categories:

  • Vaccines
  • Microbial-derived products
  • Phytochemicals
  • Immune-related products
  • Innovative drugs, chemicals and enzymes

Participating scientists now have published six review articles offering in-depth analysis of potential applications of novel alternatives to antibiotics in food-animal production. Topics for these scholarly papers include:

 

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