Assessment of decisions pertaining to antimicrobials used in nursery pigs

28-10-2010 | | |

Judicious use of antimicrobials is a public health and civic responsibility and one of the most controversial of all therapeutics currently in use. Surveys of United States and Canadian pig producers indicate that the greatest proportions of antimicrobials are administered to nursery pigs1,2.

Guidance on antimicrobial use has been developed but no single treatment standard established. Thus, we conducted the first of a series of studies to determine patterns in antimicrobial treatment based on current practices in commercial nurseries.
Rebecca Robbins1 Sam Copeland2 Glen Almond1 Maria Correa1
1. North Carolina State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC, USA; 2. North Carolina State Univ. Department of Animal Science, Raleigh, NC, USA
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