Reducing antimicrobial resistance in sows Reducing antimicrobial resistance in sows

Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

We all have a role to play in increasing human and animal safety by supporting the reduction of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). To support businesses in implementing strategies for reducing antimicrobials in swine production, Trouw Nutrition has developed a fully integrated Antiobitics Reduction programme for feed, farm and health management, including a step-by-step, uncompromising approach to achieving targets.

Global Health & Development Threat

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is the number one global public health issue of our time, affecting both human and animal health. AMR occurs when a microorganism changes in ways that cause the medication previously used to cure infection to become ineffective. The number of human deaths as a result of AMR is rising globally.

In addition to the human threat, animal producers around the world are experiencing the consequences of less effective treatment possibilities for their animals, resulting in increased mortality rates and low feed efficiency.


Antimicrobial Reduction in sow management

Less effective treatment possibilities due to antimicrobial resistance can result in lower health status on the farm, increased cost of medication, and reduced performance of the animals. Additionally, antimicrobial resistance affecting the maternal sow also impacts her offspring. For example, recent findings indicate that oral antibiotic treatment of sows has a negative impact on piglets’ intestinal microbiota composition and morphology, affecting their performance later in life.

Trouw Nutrition aims to discover new methods that substantially reduce reliance on antibiotics and improve animal health and productivity.