Antibiotics Topic of Latest AnimalAgCast

AgWired-Animal Ag Cast In the latest AnimalAgCast, Lizzy Schultz speaks with Dr. Dave Pyburn, Vice President of Science and Technology for the National Pork Board, to discuss the organization’s ongoing commitment to antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotics have become a major point of interest in the livestock industry following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to enact Guidance for Industry #209 and #213, and the swine industry has made a long-held commitment to antibiotic stewardship.

“These new initiatives are not new commitments to antibiotic stewardship, that is something we have had for a number of years, they are instead commitments to being more transparent about the ways we use antibiotics,” said Dr. Pyrburn during the podcast. “We want to make sure we’re letting folks know that when we use antibiotics on the farm, we are using them judiciously and there are reasons that we are using them.”

Learn more in this week’s AnimalAgCast:
AnimalAgCast with Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board