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Antibiotics as animal growth promoters
A recent review in AGRIPPA, entitled "Antibiotic growth-promoters in food animals", considers the use of antibiotics as growth promoters and then examines some of the alternative methods (such as in-feed enzymes, competitive exclusion products or probiotics) for efficient meat production without compromising product quality or safety. The article by Peter Hughes and John Heritage was published in June 2002 in AGRIPPA, which is an FAO web-based journal for electronic publishing of peer reviewed and edited documents. See (52 KB) or contact to request a copy of the article.