We are proud to announce that Produkt + Markt is part of the new ambitious and ground-breaking research project Healthy Livestock. Internationally renowned experts, researchers and scientists from the European Union and China have joined forces to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock. The goal is to improve health and welfare of pigs and poultry.
A key pillar of the project is disease prevention. This combined, in case still necessary, with prompt and targeted interventions, will result in a reduced use of antimicrobials and less AMR.
In livestock production systems animals are more than often held under sub-optimal conditions. Moreover, efforts to maximize production put further pressure on the animals’ immune system, making the animals more susceptible to infections. Finally this may result in situations where-in the animals get sick and have to be treated with antimicrobials, with an enhanced risk for the emergence of AMR.