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Effectiveness of additive combinations for AGP replacement
Response percent (%)

Source: WATT Global Media

30
20
10
0

Organic acids
+ phytogenics

Probiotics +
functional fibers

Organic acids +
medium-chain
fatty acids

Zinc + copper
at micro-dosage levels
against bacteria

Moderately effective

Effective

Ineffective

Phytase +
citric acid

Antioxidants +
mycotoxin binders

Don't know

Forty-four percent of survey respondents report using combinations of feed additives to replace antibiotic
growth promoters (AGPs).

Characterization of additive inclusions in poultry rations, 2016-17
Response percent (%)

Source: WATT Global Media

60
50
40
30
20
10
0

Anticoccidial
drugs

Subtherapeutic
antibiotics

Therapeutic
antibiotics

Increased

Probiotic
organisms

Reduced

Prebiotics
Stayed the same

Yeast cell
Mycotoxin
Essential oils
wall products
binder/inhibitor
Not used

The use of anticoccidial drugs will largely remain the same (60 percent) while the use of sub-therapeutic
antibiotics decreased or were eliminated completely. Across the board, feed additives used to promote
animal health will increase in 2017.
However, in terms of efficacy, probiotics and organic
acids nearly tied for effectiveness in attaining the desired
effects. That's not to say respondents knew about or had
used the other additives types. For example, respondents
cited they knew the least about the efficacy of phytogenic
feed additives (20 percent) and prebiotics (17 percent).

Additive combinations offer solutions
Forty-four percent of survey participants report using
feed additive combinations to achieve the desired results
April/May 2017 ❙ www.WATTAgNet.com

THE COST OF GRAIN and/or
exchange rate fluctuations
was the top challenge.
in their AGP replacement strategy.
According to 30 percent of respondents, the combination of organic acids and phytogenic feed additives produced the best synergistic effects. Next, 26 percent report
finding positive effects combining medium-chain fatty
acids and organic acids. ■


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed International - April/May 2017

Feed International - April/May 2017
Contents
In the Mix
Happenings
2017 NUTRITION & FEED SURVEY: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
100TH YEAR SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
7 alternative vegetable protein sources for broilers
Belarus feed manufacturers pressured by falling margins
How to use medium-chain fatty acids in pig diets
FVG Select to combine conferences, expo, networking
World Pork Expo returns to Iowa State Fairgrounds
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Feed International - April/May 2017
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Cover2
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Contents
Feed International - April/May 2017 - In the Mix
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 3
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Happenings
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 5
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 2017 NUTRITION & FEED SURVEY: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 8
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 9
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 10
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 11
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 14
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 15
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 7 alternative vegetable protein sources for broilers
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - Belarus feed manufacturers pressured by falling margins
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - How to use medium-chain fatty acids in pig diets
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - FVG Select to combine conferences, expo, networking
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - World Pork Expo returns to Iowa State Fairgrounds
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