Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Webinar: The Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Agriculture

In this webinar, ERS Economist Stacy Sneeringer will discuss the potential economic effects of restricting antibiotic use as presented in the recently released ERS report, The Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production.

U.S. farmers use antibiotics to treat, control, and prevent disease in their livestock, but also to increase productivity (production purposes). Concern is growing that excessive antibiotic use in livestock and humans will contribute to the emergence of organisms that are resistant to most or all antibiotics. Due to this concern, pressure is mounting to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock production.  In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance implementing voluntary plans to phase out the use of medically important antibiotics in livestock for production purposes.  


Wednesday, December 16, 2016
1 pm EST for 60 minutes 
Hosted by: USDA-ERS

U.S. Toll: 303-248-0285
Access Code: 7205000

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