Perspective: Antibiotics and Poultry

Antibiotic Stewardship for PoultryPoultry Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Chuck Hofacre, Center for Food Safety, Department of Avian Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, brings the poultry perspective on antibiotic resistance and stewardship actions being taken by farm operations. One aspect of poultry production that is key is cost. And he says several key drivers of change in poultry antibiotic use are large retailers, not the end consumer; government regulations; and export markets. Dr. Hofacre says the key person for this stewardship role is the veterinarian. This presentation also provides a summary of the US poultry industry and the top level economics of how it operates [video].