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Antibacterial Growth Promoters for Potential Use in Livestock Production

Antibacterial Growth Promoters for Potential Use in Livestock Production

Compound

Class

Absorption

Effects

Bambermycins

Phosphoglycolipid

Not absorbed

Increase FCEa, growth promotion in poultry, cattle

Lasalocid sodium

Ionophore

Increase FCE in cattle

Monensin sodium

Ionophore

Poorly absorbed

Increase FCE, increase DLWGb in cattle and lambs

Salinomycin

Ionophore

Increase DLWG and FCE

Virginiamycin

Peptide

Not absorbed

Growth promotion in poultry

Zinc bacitracin

Peptide

Not absorbed

Growth promotion in poultry

a Feed conversion efficiency

b Daily liveweight gain