The 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics was held in Paris, France, on 12-15 December 2016 and organized by the USDA with the support of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Even if the Symposium focused on the latest scientific and technologic breakthroughs in the field of animal health, animal production and food safety, it also highlighted the ones that provide the means for implementing a One Health approach. Indeed the symposium emphasized the technologies that provide new options and alternative strategies for preventing and treating animal diseases and reduce the use of Antibiotics in agriculture, but technologies with direct medical interventions for human health as well. This being said, it did not aim to eliminate the use of AB in livestock as there is a specific need for them to treat some diseases. Nonetheless, aware of the increasing demand for food products and to meet the nutritional needs of a growing world population, the symposium highlighted the alternative strategies to improve animal health and production as a critical component of efforts to alleviate poverty and world hunger. Then, the topics that have been presented were the research of innovative products for the prevention and treatment of diseases, but also products that do not produce AMR.
Source: AMR Times