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Broilers & Layers / Poultry Welfare
on April 8, 2013

The future of antibiotics in poultry and the Veterinary Feed Directive

An expert panel discussed the poultry industry’s use of antibiotics, the importance of veterinarians under the Veterinary Feed Directive and the public’s perception of the issues.

Antibiotics are a necessary part of a comprehensive poultry health and welfare program, but the use of antibiotics in food producing animals has become a concern among the general public. This concern can be alleviated by cooperation between poultry producers, pharmaceutical companies and the  FDA to educate consumers that antibiotics…

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