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Antibiotic Use in the Poultry Industry

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Published on Sep 6, 2014

Antibiotic use in poultry production has been very beneficial in enhancing bird health. To help provide insight into the current and future use of antibiotics in poultry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video. The video features two noted experts, Dr. Randy Singer, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Medicine, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Charles Hofacre, Professor, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Department of Population Health, University of Georgia.

Dr. Singer and Dr. Hofacre provide information on why antibiotics are given to poultry, how antibiotics are provided, how the decision is made to treat with antibiotics, how antibiotic use in poultry affects antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens, how flocks raised without antibiotics are treated if they get sick, the difference between medically and non-medically important antibiotics, and the future changes for antibiotic usage in poultry production.

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