Antibiotic use in agriculture is necessary, sometimes – but as in human medicine, it’s overused, and resulting in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. University of Guelph research and Canadian biotechnology have developed a cost-effective technology that can cut down antibiotic use, a theme you’ll increasingly see in the sector. The technology, called Nuvio, can be added to piglets’ drinking water within the first 14 days of life to reduce diarrhea, improve weight gain and feed conversion. That ultimately makes them stronger – without antibiotics — and better able to fight off disease later in life.

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