Change is our opportunity - Part 2. Economic consequences of the AGP ban
From 1 January 2006, the use of antibiotic growth promoters in pig feed will
be banned in the EU. In Denmark, growth promoters were already withdrawn from
the feed in 1999; the prevalence of certain diseases, especially E. coli and
Lawsonia, subsequently increased and resulted in an increased use of therapeutic
antibiotics. Will the same happen in other member countries? Let's analyse the
Dutch sector as an example.
This article can also be found in Pig Progress Volume 21 number 9. To view
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