Reduction of antibiotics in livestock farming through a natural origin food based on the use of fungi and algae


The main objective of MICOALGA-FEED, through the development of new poultry feed formulations supplemented with fungi and microalgae, is to reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics in broiler growing farms through the antibiotic, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory capacity of the functional raw materials selected.



To design and develop functional raw materials based on fungi and microalgae oriented to the livestock farming sector.


To assess in vitro the antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory capacity of the selected fungi and microalga, and analytically characterise them for their use as ingredients in formulated feed.


Evaluate in vivo, in a poultry farm, the efficacy of the experimental feed developed.
Thus, MICOALGA-FEED intends to respond to the growing concerns of society in terms of animal health and welfare, as well as the demands regarding healthy and environmentally sustainable food.
  • To satisfy customers’ demands about healthier and environmentally respectful foods.
  • To encourage environmentally respectful productive techniques and guarantee animal welfare.
  • To satisfy society’s will about drug resistance and the generation of residues of antibiotics.

Sustainable development goals