Swine nursery and grower-finisher operations with an inventory of at least 1,000 head in 13 states will be contacted and asked to provide information on antimicrobial use and stewardship practices.
Researchers are developing a probiotic that could replace antibiotics; has yet to be tested on animals.
Pharmacokinetics allows researchers to determine the movement of drugs through the pig.
It is imperative that we develop effective antimicrobial alternatives that can support growth of pigs and poultry under various conditions.
There is still a need to understand the mechanisms of how sub-therapeutic growth promoting antibiotics improve growth performance so we can mimic these actions with alternative products.
Applications deadline is June 21, 2017.