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Zinc oxide, a possible alternative to antibiotics?

Updated on 27/10/2017

Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a major problem at international level in terms of both human and animal health, with the emergence, selection and growing spread of strains of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The development of alternatives to antibiotics is therefore one of the measures being considered to combat this phenomenon. In this context, the Agency received a formal request to assess the benefits and risks associated with the use of zinc oxide in the diet of piglets at weaning to reduce the use of antibiotics to control digestive disorders occurring during this period. This work is presented below.

Keywords : Antimicrobial resistance, Zinc oxide, Antibiotics

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