publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Productivity and Economic Effects of Antibiotics Used for Growth Promotion in U.S. Pork Production

Miller, Gay Y.; Algozin, Kenneth A.; McNamara, Paul E.; Bush, Eric J.; Miller, Gay Y.; Algozin, Kenneth A.; McNamara, Paul E.; Bush, Eric J.;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
Public health experts are concerned about the diminishing efficacy of antibiotics. Some have called for a ban on growth-promoting antibiotics in animal agriculture. This study identifies the contribution of growth-promoting antibiotics in the grower/finisher phase of U.S. pork production. With National Animal Health Monitoring System swine data, relationships are estimated between growth-promoting antibiotic use and productivity. Results indicate improvements in average daily gain (0.5%), feed conversion ratio (1.1%), and mortality rate (reduced 0.22 percentage points); these productivity improvements translate into a profitability gain of $0.59 per pig marketed...
Subjects
free text keywords: antibiotics, economics, growth promotants, productivity, resistance, swine, Q12, Q18,, antibiotics, economics, growth promotants, productivity, resistance, swine
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Productivity and Economic Effects of Antibiotics Used for Growth Promotion in U.S. Pork Production

Miller, Gay Y.; Algozin, Kenneth A.; McNamara, Paul E.; Bush, Eric J.; Miller, Gay Y.; Algozin, Kenneth A.; McNamara, Paul E.; Bush, Eric J.;