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Published on Oct 23, 2012
Antibiotic use in poultry production has been extremely effective in enhancing bird health. However, as consumers, industry professionals, and regulators seek to gain more understanding of how their food is produced, the careful and prudent use of antibiotics by the poultry industry raises questions. To help answer these questions, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has created a series of videos about antibiotics and their role in poultry production. In this video, which is the first question in a six part video series, Dr. John Glisson responds to the question, "What are antibiotics?"
Dr. Glisson is Director of Research Programs for U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Before joining USPOULTRY, Dr. Glisson served as Head of the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia, a position from which he retired. He was also Head of the Department of Avian Medicine, and was Associate Dean of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine while at the University of Georgia. He received his B.S. in Biology from Valdosta State and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Avian Medicine, and Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, from the University of Georgia.