Feed International - April/May 2017 - 12

YEARS

This is the fourth article in
WATT Global Media's
100-year anniversary series.

Gut health additives:
four possible
future scenarios
What does the future hold for the business of gut health
additives over the next decade?

BY IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS
"Antibiotics are dead. Long live gut health additives!" Indeed, this could very well summarize the
prognosis by any health or nutrition professional when
pressed for a quick answer on the future of gut health
additives in the years to come. And, without giving it
a second thought, they could be right, no? After all,
antibiotics are being removed from an increasing
number of feeds throughout the world, and we
can all agree that at least these old compounds
will not make a comeback - ever.
So gut health additives must continue taking
their place, and what a great selection of additives we have. Even additives with no direct
claims on antimicrobial activity try to benefit
from this unexpected turn of events that saw longestablished and inexpensive antibiotics being replaced
by previously unheard of additives, at many times the
cost and considerably less efficacy.

Alexander Baidin |
Dreamstime.com

The global additives business
In fact, the global additives business is growing at
record speed, and it is estimated to exceed USD$20
billion within a few years. Gut health additives
certainly make an increasing proportion of this
market as other products, such as amino acids and
flavors, appear to have reached maturity. Looking at
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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
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - Cover2
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Contents
Feed International - April/May 2017 - In the Mix
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - Happenings
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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 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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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
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Products
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
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