Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production: Economics and Guidance Issues


Karin Greer (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

Farmers use antibiotics to treat, prevent, and control animal diseases and increase the productivity of animals and operations. However, there is concern that routine antibiotic use in livestock will contribute to antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, with repercussions for human and animal health. Given these concerns, pressure to limit antibiotic uses for purposes other than disease treatment is mounting. Changes in use will lead to a series of adjustments in animal agriculture as producers change production practices, with potential repercussions for prices and volumes in livestock markets. This book addresses the following questions: 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? (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
Stacy Sneeringer, James MacDonald, Nigel Key, William McBride, and Ken Mathews

Chapter 2. Guidance for Industry: The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals
Food and Drug Administration

Chapter 3. Guidance for Industry: New Animal Drugs and New Animal Drug Combination Products Administered in or on Medicated Feed or Drinking Water of Food-Producing Animals: Recommendations for Drug Sponsors for Voluntarily Aligning Product Use Conditions with GFI #209
Food and Drug Administration

Chapter 4. Antimicrobial Drug Use and Veterinary Costs in U.S. Livestock Production
Kenneth H. Mathews, Jr.


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