The use of medium chain fatty acids as alternatives to antibiotic use in pigs
Worldwide there is a clear demand to reduce the antibiotic use in livestock farming to reduce the risk for antibiotic resistance. Medium chain fatty acids are well known to exert excellent antimicrobial properties. For this reason they are used for a long time as alternative to antibiotics in piglet nutrition. However the properties of medium chain fatty acids go far beyond their antimicrobial effect. In this way they are an excellent option to reduce the antibiotic use in pigs.