News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Marjan van der Haar

Marjan van der Haar, Ph.D., is a market development specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific.


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Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics

Broad-spectrum antibiotics used to be the norm, but now diagnostics are helping the value chain manage antibiotic use and resistance by rapidly identifying the specific pathogen causing the disease and ensuring the right antibiotic is used to control pathogens.
In recent years, the broad-spectrum approach to antibiotic use has put pressure on the economics of animal production. The result is stronger regulation of first-line antibiotics usage to ensure their ability to control infections or cure a disease.
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