Strategies to Replace Antibiotic Growth Promoters (AGPs) 

Strategies to replace Antibiotic Growth Promoters

An AGP alternative program requires a holistic approach which involves  management procedures including housing, water, feed, pathogen control in addition to using AGP alternative products. The success relies on implementation of poultry production fundamentals.


Importance of AGP replacement program needs to be communicated to all the levels of  the stake holders


  • Prevent the introduction of pathogens into farms
  • Limit entry of visitors and vehicles
  • Control insects, rodents and entry of wild birds
  • Proper disposal of debris and dead birds

Breeder and Hatchery Management

  • Breeder nutrition and health
  • Clean eggs are the key for healthy chicks
  • Maintain optimum temperature, humidity, oxygen and ventilation  per standards

Farm Management

  • Adequate downtime
  • House preparation
  • Optimum stocking density
  • Good litter management
  • Optimum temperature, ventilation and humidity
  • Minimise stress

Feed Management

  • Raw material quality
  • Precision diet and formulation based on digestible nutrients
  • Feed hygiene









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