Misconceptions of Drug Use in Livestock Production

Misconceptions of Drug Use in Livestock Production

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

Dr. Marianne Ash, Director of Biosecurity and Emergency Planning for the Indiana Board Of Animal Health, was raised on a livestock farm in Carroll County, IN. She understands how livestock producers use antibiotics, something she says most consumers and policy makes do not understand, “They do not appreciate that, in livestock production, producers do everything they can not to use antibiotics because they are expensive.”

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