Antibiotics have powerful effects on the composition and structure of the pig’s gut microbiome. These changes are likely linked to changes in the health of both the intestine locally and the host systemically.
Collaborative effort to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance was shown.
Antimicrobial resistance is not going away, nor is the political rhetoric. It will take a worldwide approach to refine antibiotic use without damaging pig health.
Livestock researchers have developed a survey to assess opinions and experiences of food animals raised without antibiotics and their relationship to animal health and welfare.
On-farm practices lead to antibiotic use decline.