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Pig Health & Disease / Sows & Hogs / North America
on September 15, 2017

US pig industry sees move from antibiotics as opportunity

New guidelines significantly change how antibiotics have been used in the U.S. swine industry for decades.

Pigs that were born after the veterinary feed directive (VFD) went into affect in January are now reaching market weight and giving the 60,000 pork producers in the U.S. a glimpse at how eliminating feed-grade antibiotics impacts the industry.

Veterinarians say that as of now there haven’t been any health…

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