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Barn Media: NPPC backs use of antibiotics in hogs

Brian Allmer, Barn Media podcast producer

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Research conducted at Iowa State University has shown that pigs that are sick at some point of their lives have a greater incidence of food borne pathogens on the meat they produce. To help reduce the chance of food borne illnesses, our nation’s pork producer’s use antibiotics to help keep their hog herds healthy and at the same time help keep our nation’s meat supply as healthy as possible for human consumption. Still, questions continue to be asked about the antibiotics being given to hogs. Critics say the antibiotics used in hog production contributes to antibiotic resistance in humans. Dr. Jennifer Greiner, Director of Science and Technology for the National Pork Producers Council says the theory of a resistant bug doesn’t stand up to the test of science …

Research conducted at Iowa State University has shown that pigs that are sick at some point of their lives have a greater incidence of food borne pathogens on the meat they produce. To help reduce the chance of food borne illnesses, our nation’s pork producer’s use antibiotics to help keep their hog herds healthy and at the same time help keep our nation’s meat supply as healthy as possible for human consumption. Still, questions continue to be asked about the antibiotics being given to hogs. Critics say the antibiotics used in hog production contributes to antibiotic resistance in humans. Dr. Jennifer Greiner, Director of Science and Technology for the National Pork Producers Council says the theory of a resistant bug doesn’t stand up to the test of science …


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