What other solutions for mitigating antibiotic resistance is the industry using?
Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat. Animal health companies, farmers, ranchers and veterinarians are continuously focused on identifying solutions to mitigate antibiotic resistance, as well as on implementing a “systems” or holistic approach to animal health. Antibiotics are only one tool in a total animal health plan that includes proper nutrition, clean water, proper air ventilation, temperature management, animal housing maintenance and animal care. Vaccination will also be key – used at the right time and on the right organisms; as well as heightened biosecurity measures, such as reducing the amount of pathogens that live where these animals live.