看国外 | 非瘟思考:营养和健康哪个更重要?

看国外 2019-08-14 14:20:14

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Some companies have already shown indications of a fallout from the spread of the deadly disease.

一些公司已经开始显示出这种致命疾病蔓延的后果。

Another victim of the African swine fever (ASF) virus that is wiping out a huge chunk of the global pig industry, with no sign it has peaked, is the feed additives industry. Unlike previous years when this industry made tremendous gains by siding with the movement to reduce antibiotic usage in the animal industry, there appears very little role left for it to play in the crisis.

非洲猪瘟(ASF)病毒的另一个受害者是饲料添加剂行业,该病毒正在消灭全球养猪业的一大部分,目前尚无见顶迹象。与前几年饲料添加剂行业通过支持减少动物行业抗生素使用量的运动而获得巨大收益的情况不同,在这场危机中,该行业可以做的事情甚少。

Yes, some products may help pigs develop a better immune system, but that does not help if a pig farm falls within the quarantine zone. And, lamentably, there is no additive or drug that can prevent pigs from contracting ASF if it is in their neighborhood. Biosecurity is the only option, but this is not as much of an it-takes-two-to-tango situation as it is a well-choreographed ballet where thousands of players need to move in concert. And right now, we see the opposite.

是的,一些产品可能有助于猪的免疫系统发育得更好,但如果养猪场在隔离区内,那就没有帮助了。令人遗憾的是,如果非洲猪瘟已经在附近出现,没有任何添加剂或药物可以阻止猪感染非瘟病毒。生物安全是唯一的选择,但这与其说是一个“双人探戈”的局面,不如说是一个精心编排的芭蕾舞剧,成千上万的演员需要协同行动。而现在,我们看到的恰恰相反。

I have been receiving reports that some feed additives companies are dealing with bleak times and facing an even worse future. After all, with China losing 25% of its pig production in such short time, the world pig industry remains in shock. Not only had many feed additives companies focused their energies in China and Southeast Asia (where ASF is now also spreading quickly), but pig producers elsewhere are thinking about their own livelihood in case their pigs are destroyed. Insurance policies pay only so much, and getting back to business in today’s financial world remains a difficult exercise. So, many pig producers have started cutting back on what they deem not essential, trying to keep their bank accounts as healthy as possible. Perhaps this is an overreaction, but fear does that to people.

我收到一些报告说,一些饲料添加剂公司正面临惨淡的时期,甚至面临更糟糕的未来。毕竟,在如此短的时间内,中国的生猪产量减少了25%,世界养猪业仍处于震惊之中。不仅许多饲料添加剂公司把精力集中在中国和东南亚(非洲猪瘟现在也在东南亚迅速蔓延),其他地方的养猪户也在考虑自己的生计,以防自己的猪被毁。保险只会支付这么多钱,在当今的金融世界,重返商界仍然是一项艰巨的任务。因此,许多养猪户开始削减他们认为不必要的开支,试图让他们的银行账户尽可能保持健康。也许这是一种过度反应,但恐惧会让人做出这种反应。

All in all, ASF might be the beginning of the end of the high focus we have enjoyed in making feed better with additives. Perhaps it is a wake-up call to focus again in keeping animals healthy, and create a global system that will ensure we all focus in eradicating such powerful diseases the moment they appear instead of after they hit our own door. Such proposal coming from a nutritionist may seem like a paradox, but I have always said that health always comes before nutrition.

总而言之,一直以来我们把精力高度集中于利用添加剂制造更好的饲料,非洲猪瘟可能将成为终结这个局面的开端。也许这是一个警钟,让我们再次集中精力保持生猪健康,并创建一个全球体系,确保我们所有人都集中精力消灭这种强大的疾病,而不是等到它们出现在我们自己的家门口。营养学家这一建议似乎有些自相矛盾,但我一直认为健康总是比营养更重要。

原文链接

https://www.wattagnet.com/blogs/13-animal-nutrition-views/post/38427-asfs-impact-on-the-feed-additives-industry?eid=323408910&bid=2495667

文章来源:WATTAgNet

作者:IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS

(文/爱猪网记者刘坤颖编译,爱猪网原创,转载请注明出处)


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