Today, we are sharing a publication from Drs. Davies and Singer regarding antimicrobial use in wean-to-market pigs in the United States based on self-reported data from swine producers and veterinarians. This work is published in Zoonoses and Public Health in open access.
- Demonstrates the feasibility of obtaining data on antimicrobial use in the United States swine industry through sharing of proprietary records within industry.
- Provides the first substantial description of antimicrobial use in United States swine beyond annual sales and distribution data.
- Indicates that specific metrics of antibiotic use that focus on conditions within individual industries will be most useful to advance stewardship.