This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
This wee, Drs. Peter Davies and Randall Singer from the University of Minnesota, share a summary of their publication on the use of antimicrobials in wean-to-market pigs in the United States.
- Obtained data on antimicrobial use in the US swine industry through voluntary and confidential sharing of proprietary data
- First substantial description of antimicrobial use in US swine beyond FDA sales and distribution data
- Critically important classes were only 5% of use, and fluoroquinolones and ceftiofur (drugs of most concern) were <1%
- The project is ongoing and seeking further participation from interested systems for 2018 to 2020.