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Animal welfare

EFSA recommends end of tethering

Tethering dairy cows all year round should be banned in the European Union. This is one of the recommendations in an opinion sent to the EU Commission by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma.

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Freitag, 19. Mai 2023

Antibiotic resistance

Shorter animal transport time reduces spread

Experts consider minimizing the duration of transport to be the most effective measure for reducing the spread of antibiotic resistance (AMR) in the course of animal transport. This finding is found in a scientific opinion presented by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma.

von FeedMagazine/ Kraftfutter
Freitag 28. Oktober 2022

New scientific director

The current Director of Research and Internationalization at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute will succeed Dr. Marta Hugas. His main aim is to further strengthen cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

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Montag 22. August 2022
Animal Health

EFSA gives box stand a thumbs down

In its opinion, the EU authority recommends immunocastration of piglets in addition to the recording of carcass findings. To improve animal welfare, more space should be made available to the pigs.

von FeedMagazine/ Kraftfutter
Donnerstag 18. August 2022
African swine fever

EFSA extends control campaign

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Stop African swine fever campaign has been extended for a third year. The increasing outbreaks in Central and Eastern Europe worry the authority. It is counting on education of all those involved.

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Mittwoch 03. August 2022

Resistances remain high

Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria continue to exhibit high levels of antibiotic resistance. This is according to the report published jointly by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

von FeedMagazine/ Kraftfutter
Dienstag 05. April 2022
Feed additive

EFSA re-evaluates ethoxyquin

According to EFSA, the feed additive is safe for animals bred for meat production. No conclusions could be drawn, however, for consumers and the environment.

von FeedMagazine/ Kraftfutter
Freitag 11. März 2022
Resistant bacteria

Efsa investigates risk from animal transports

The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) wants to determine how high the risk of spreading antimicrobial resistant bacteria through animal transports is. The aim is an assessment as well as preventive measures.

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Mittwoch 17. November 2021

Resistance levels still high

A significant proportion of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria remain resistant to antibiotics commonly used in humans and animals, according to a report released in early April by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Dienstag 13. April 2021

Quo Vadis, FEEDAP?

The new Panel (as of July 2018) is smaller and has more female members than before. It comprises 17 (previously 21) members including 10 (previously 5) female scientists.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Donnerstag 09. August 2018
From EFSA'S Work

Flavouring substances

Flavouring substances (mainly as extracts) as an effective principle in applications for zootechnical feed additives are rare (so far) (<10).

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Freitag 08. Dezember 2017
From EFSA'S Work

Sulfur and sulfate in animal nutrition

A few months ago the FEEDAP Panel evaluated the safety and effectiveness of sodium-molybdenate as a trace element compound. The application had originally been made for all animal species and categories, but in the course of consultations in the responsible working group it was reduced to sheep.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Freitag 06. Oktober 2017
From EFSA'S Work

Assessing the efficacy of a feed additive

If one believes individual stakeholders, a feed additive simply needs to be safe – for the target animal, for consumers, for users and for the environment. They say its usefulness, its efficacy, would then be proved in practice. If the additive was no use, it would disappear again by itself.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Mittwoch 16. August 2017
From EFSA'S Work

Vitamins as feed additives

Casimir Funk (1884 – 1967) could not have imagined what resonance he would trigger when over a hundred years ago (1911) he introduced the melodious and vowel-rich word “vitamins” to denote various vital organic compounds.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Mittwoch 05. April 2017