Reducing antibiotics is much more than stopping to use them. It requires putting the animals first, a change of thinking, a long checklist and taking the right steps.
In 2011, the total Danish pig industry managed to reduce usage of antibiotics by 19% in comparison to 2010.
A judge has ordered the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action on its own rule that would stop pig, poultry and other livestock producers from mixing antibiotics into animal feed.
Belgian pig farms that participated in a large-scale study to curb antibiotic usage, have been able to reduce usage by on average 52% from farrow-to-finish.
At the upcoming EuroTier, Phileo and Pig Progress present an exclusive webinar on the challenges and opportunities for antibiotic reduction in swine.