Can Probiotics Replace Antibiotics on the Farm?

Wednesday, October 12
10:15AM - 11:15AM
Austin Convention Center Room 6A
500 E. Cesar Chavez

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Derrick Lewis
Speaker
Novozymes - Senior Manager R&D

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Kaleigh Rogers
Speaker
VICE Media - Staff Writer Motherboard

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Matt Koci
Speaker
North Carolina State University - Associate Professor

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Michelle Kromm
Speaker
Jennie-O Turkey Store - Director of Technical Services and Live Production Research & Chief Veterinarian

Summary

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For decades, antibiotics have been used to promote growth and feed efficiency in livestock. Estimates suggest that 70-80% of all antibiotics sold in the US are administered to animals.

With antibiotic resistance a rising threat to animal and human health and food chains such as Subway, Chipotle and McDonald's now committing to use antibiotic-free chicken, there is increasing pressure on farmers to find alternatives.

Recent advances in technology are enabling a better understanding of the gut microbiome. Scientists are now able to identify probiotics that may help to augment the bacterial populations in the animal gut and offer a sustainable alternative to antibiotics.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Dual / Solo / Panel
Track:
Food Systems
Tags:
food systems health health

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