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March 9, 2020

Poultry production: Opinions may vary

Between 2013 and 2017, a drastic shift occurred in the US poultry industry’s on-farm antibiotic use. According to a research study, “Antimicrobial Use in Poultry, 2013-2017 Report,” led by Randall Singer, DVM, Ph.D., of Mindwalk Consulting Group LLC, and funded through a contract with the US Dept. of Agriculture and the US Poultry & Egg Association, the percentage of broiler chickens receiving antibiotics in US hatcheries decreased from 93 percent to 17 percent. Additionally, according to the National Chicken Council, more than 50 percent of US broiler chickens produced today have never received antibiotics.  Read more

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