It Starts With Biology: The Basics in Antibiotic Use Decisions

It starts with biology: The basics in antibiotic use decisions Disclaimer: This post is part of a series written for Saskatchewan livestock & poultry producers. Content may not be relevant for non-producers. When was the last time you used antibiotics in your operation? How did you choose what product to use? No doubt, you considered…

CONSUMER AND MEDIA INTEREST IN AGRICULTURAL ANTIBIOTIC USE

Canada’s livestock & poultry industries are facing scrutiny over antibiotic use. Attention is coming from within the agriculture sector itself, our regulatory agencies, international trading partners and increasingly from retailers, consumers and media. Today’s post will focus on consumer concerns about antibiotic use in animal agriculture. The next edition will flip the coin and look…

JUST CALL ME DOROTHY….OZ’S FANTASY ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS IN MEAT

I feel like Dorothy – a young (well ok, youngish) girl plucked from the reality based pragmatic world of the farm – and dropped into Oz where fantasy, fiction, and myths are accepted as reality. My proverbial tornado is the media storm that is swirling around antibiotic use in livestock. The insanity hit a new…