Over the last years, feed additives that support gut
health have gained special attention from animal
producers worldwide. Tim Goossens and Daniel Ramírez
at Nutriad discuss how feed additives do not cure acute
bacterial challenges, but prepare the gastro-intestinal
tract of animals as well as possible to overcome
negative consequences of certain diseases in a later life
stage. As many of the effects of feed additives on
bacteria are indirect, or modulate their virulence
pathways, rather than having a specific bacteriostatic
effect, the chance of building up resistance against
these components is much less likely.

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