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Are there practical alternatives to ionophores?

Proponents of raising broilers without ionophores and other antibiotics have proposed putting more emphasis on farm management, biosecurity and alternatives to anticoccidials.

The case for ionophores: How they’re different from other antibiotics — and why it matters

Unlike other classes of antibiotics, ionophores are not considered important to human health by top public health and regulatory agencies.

Five opportunities to optimize gut health, minimize necrotic enteritis in broilers

By Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, MAM, MS, DACPV Pecking Around Consulting, Inc. Madison, Ala.

Specialists explore new options for managing flock health while defending judicious antibiotic use

Growing demand for poultry raised without food-animal antibiotics has put more pressure on veterinarians to find alternative yet dependable disease-control options, according to a panel of nine...

Free 2015 AAAP Proceedings Booklet

Pressures to reduce or eliminate antibiotics from poultry production have created new health and welfare challenges for chickens and turkeys. In this lively roundtable discussion, poultry industry...

Marketing vs. Medicine: Finding the balance

Growing demand for poultry raised without food-animal antibiotics has put more pressure on veterinarians to find alternative yet dependable disease-control options, according to a panel of nine...

Canada studies find no links between ionophores, resistance of other antibiotics

One of the few studies about antibiotic resistance and ionophores in poultry was published by Canadian researchers in 2007 who found that isolates showing resistance to multiple antibiotics can be...

Getting gangrenous dermatitis under control

By Jon Schaeffer, DVM, PhD Director, Poultry Veterinary Services Zoetis Inc.

Ionophores look different to other scientists, too

Several organizations have drawn the line distinguishing ionophores from other types of antibiotics.

Are ionophores antibiotics? That depends on whom you ask

In the EU — a market often perceived to be less tolerant of antibiotic use in food animals than the US — antibiotics used for growth promotion were banned in 2006. However, certain ionophores,...
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