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Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
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By Stacy Sneeringer (au); James MacDonald (au); Nigel Key (au); William McBride (au); Ken Mathews (au)
Year: 2015
Pages: 100
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-7143-6

Product Code: 1457871432

Farmers use antibiotics to treat, prevent and control animal diseases and increase the productivity of animals and operations. However, routine antibiotic use in livestock may contribute to antimicrobial pathogens, and pressure to limit antibiotic use for purposes other than disease treatment is mounting. Adjustments in animal agriculture have potential repercussions for prices and volumes in livestock markets. This report examines: How widely are antibiotics used in the livestock industries? How could the current structure of the livestock industry influence the effects of restrictions on certain uses of antibiotics? How might the restriction of antibiotics affect production and costs at the animal and farm levels? How might those impacts affect production and prices in markets? Figures and tables. this is a print on demand report.

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