The Ministry of Agriculture will completely ban the addition of antibiotics to animal feed
Nearly half of China's antibiotics are used in animal breeding, and the Ministry of Agriculture recently stated that it plans to completely prohibit the addition of antibiotics to animal feed in order
Nearly half of China's antibiotics are used in animal breeding, and the Ministry of Agriculture recently stated that it plans to completely prohibit the addition of antibiotics to animal feed in order to increase consumer trust in livestock products. As a big country of aquaculture, China is staggering in the amount of antibiotics used for breeding every year. Professor Xiao Yonghong, the State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, conducted a survey in 2006. The result is: “The domestic production of antibiotics is 210,000 per year. Tonnes, of which 97,000 tons are used for animal breeding.” Five years have passed and there are industry insiders who are now forecasting an annual output of 400,000 tons, according to the forecast of China’s antibiotic industry development. Former vice dean and researcher of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Miao Mohua said in a discussion with the Southern Rural News reporter on the issue of feed-forbidden antibiotics: “This represents a trend in the aquaculture industry and will give the industry a series of benefits for animals. Healthier, lower drug-resistance crisis, food safety, the country has already begun to gradually reduce the types of antibiotics allowed
Mo Yuhua analyzes that if feed is prohibited from adding antibiotics, farmers will pay more attention to aquaculture and environmental sanitation. In the long run, the cost of aquaculture will be reduced due to the improvement of environment and animal health.
Feng Dingyuan, a professor of movement science at the South China Agricultural University, believes that the prohibition of feed antibiotics is an inevitable result of the development of aquaculture, but he also pointed out: “After the use of antibiotics in feed, the cost of breeding will increase over time as the animal’s survival rate will decrease. Causes farmers to lose; farmers will need to use some other products to maintain the health of animals, such as probiotics, enzymes, acidifiers and oligopeptides, oligosaccharides, etc., these products are often not alone, must be used in combination To achieve results, the cost will be higher."
Mo Shuhua snubbed the concept of "antibiotic substitutes": "Antibiotics cannot be replaced, and ‘replacement’ is called flicker. Only by starting from the health of the animal body can we be able to provide immunity against foreign virus pathogens.”