3 Lessons to reduce antimicrobials in pigs

1 June 2019

Written by Maartje Wilhelm, Nienke de Groot and Javier Roques Mata  

Pig Farmers are under increasing pressure to reduce or eliminate antimicrobials from their production practices. Some EU forerunners have been successful at reducing antimicrobials without sacrificing productivity or performance. Here are the three antimicrobial reduction take-home messages inspired by forerunners' success. 

As concern about antimicrobial resistance and the threat it presents to human health grows, farmers are under increasing pressure to reduce or eliminate antimicrobials from their production practices. Challenges focus on reducing antimicrobials in swine production without compromising health and performance. Operating under different production conditions, within varying regulatory structures amd on diverse climates, producers face many challenges. the following field studies show that a multi-stakeholder approach can help producers achieve their goals while reducing their reliance on antimicrobials. 

1. Benchmarking optimises success 

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Published in Pig Progress | Volume 35, No.5, 2019.