AF-16602 | Partnership DSM-STW

Bert van ReesProject

Projecttitel: Partnership DSM-STW
Projectnummer: AF-16602
Missie: Gewaardeerd, gezond en veilig voedsel
MMIP: Veilige en duurzame primaire productie (D3)
Looptijd: 2016 – 2021
Projectleider: Peter Spierenburg
Betrokken partijen:  DSM, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research

Politics have put a target to the agri-world to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal production, to decrease possible induction of microbial resistance against antibiotics. However, this may increase the occurrence of health problems, and, consequently, significantly reduce the profitability of the industry. Improving the health status of animals, permitting a reduction of antibiotic use without decreasing productivity, is one of the large challenges for the animal production chain.

Indigestible protein affects (gut) health negatively. Consequently, this protein fraction is causing increased need for antibiotic use for economic animal production. A better knowledge of the mode of action of this potential negative effect will help to find solutions to improve animal health with lower antibiotic use. It will also result in better utilisation of protein, allowing the industry to increase the use of co-products from human food industry, and increase effective and sustainable animal production. Improving health status of animals is also important from animal welfare perspective.


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