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.
Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research — more than $6 million since 2000.
Legislative Watch: USDA, NPPC disagree with WHO's stance; preparing for life after NAFTA; more schools joining Meatless Mondays; ag exports up 8%; Doud nomination on hold.
According to WHO guideline, the on-farm antibiotic use recommendation is based on 'very low-quality evidence.'
Prohibitions in food-animal production could lead to animal suffering and possibly death, compromising the nation's food system.