Poultry meat production and consumption is the fastest growing in the world, mainly because it is affordable and healthy. Poultry production, mainly driven by the American and Asian continents, was thus multiplied by 13 between 1961 and 2016. The development of poultry products is also the results of lower investment requirements compared to other species… and by the absence of religious prohibitions. In 2013, according to the FAO, poultry represents 80% of the world’s livestock.
Health & Nutrition: a major concern
Whether viral, bacterial or parasitic, the pathologies associated with poultry are numerous and are impacted by all the parameters of breeding: feed, hygiene of the building, transport, livestock staff…In a global context of reducing the use of chemicals and antibiotics in livestock farming, plant active ingredients have legitimately their place in chicken feed additive
– FAO Stats
– La filière volaille de chair, CGAAER, MARS 2014
– Sparagano et al, 2009 ; Georges et al, 2009 (red louse)