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Antibiotics will no longer be used as growth promoters

25-04-2018

Mr Murilo Piva, Olmix’s Sales Manager in South America, was interviewed by the Brazilian TV Channel ‘Globo’ at the recent Brasil Sul de Avicultura Symposium in Chapecó, Brazil, where he talked about the Olmix’s algae based solutions to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal production.

More than 1,500 veterinarians, agricultural technicians and professional experts from the animal livestock industry gathered together at Plinio Arlindo de Nes Cultural & Events Center on the occasion of a new edition of Brasil Sul de Avicultura, one of the most renowned events in Brazil related to the poultry and animal livestock industry that took place from 10-12 April.

Based at booth 18, not only did the Olmix Animal Care team present the latest updates on the company’s natural alternatives to reduce the use of antibiotics, but also took the opportunity to welcome the Brazilian TV Channel ‘Globo’, which recently published a video report on the Olmix’s strategies to move towards an antibiotic-free production through the valorization and application of specific algae extracts.

“Antibiotics can have a therapeutic use and it is going to be very difficult not to use them this way. However, they are commonly used as growth promoters and we are working to replace them by natural alternatives. The world is moving towards an antibiotic-free production and Olmix is going the extra mile to reach that goal”, Mr Piva said during the interview.

Indeed, the TV programme highlighted the Olmix’s innovative techniques to reduce the use of antibiotics by using algae raw material and betting on a natural antibiotic-free programme in the farm. Luis Felipe Carón, from the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil) and Olmix’s contributor, supported the philosophy of the company and shared his views on the evolution of the livestock market in Brazil:

Mr Murilo Piva was interviewed by 'Globo' TV.

“The Brazilian market is little by little moving towards strategies that will allow to produce in a more efficient and rational way. We have to count on science and research to get high-quality and detailed information and use that information to meet demands from both producers and consumers”, he said.

 

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