An Alternative to Antibiotics

  • 2 November 2018
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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An Alternative to Antibiotics

Rajesh Jha (HNFAS) delivered a keynote speech at the Poultry Nutrition and Health Forum in Beijing, China, held October 26–28. His presentation was focused on utilizing “Fermentable Carbohydrates in Poultry Nutrition to Modulate Gut Health.” Fermentable carbohydrates, considered an alternative to antibiotics in poultry feed, are becoming increasingly important as a field of study since many consumers are looking for chicken raised without antibiotics. The majority of the leading poultry nutrition and health professionals and industry people of China were in attendance, over 700 participants. In the same trip to China, Rajesh also visited Hainan University, where he is helping to conduct a collaborative research program, and delivered another talk entitled “Dietary Fibers to Modulate Gut Health of Monogastric Animals” to professors and students there.