Background update:Oct 14, 2010

The antibiotic dilemma: issues and costs

The US poultry industry is currently experiencing consumer-motivated regulatory pressure to reduce antibiotic use. This follows the world trend and reflects legislative action in the EU. Following the episode of malicious anthrax infections, concern over fluoroquinolone resistance has intensified.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 18 number 8. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: antibiotics, reduction, baytril, fluoroquinolone, resistance, US poultry



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