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October 8, 2018

AVMA economist provides insight on antibiotics and sustainability

Today, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Chief Economist Matthew J. Salois, PhD, presented to the New York Academy of Sciences on the implications of raising animals without antibiotics. The presentation, “Sustainability and Antimicrobial Use in Animal Agriculture,”calls for nuanced and evidence-based antibiotic policies that consider a holistic view of antibiotics’ impacts on animal welfare, the environment and economics.

In recent years, some companies and consumers have embraced raising animals without antibiotics. Today, nearly half of all broiler chickens are raised without antibiotics.  Read more

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