The editors of Pig Health Today are acutely aware of the hardships facing the pork industry as it responds to plant closures, labor shortages and other challenges resulting from the pandemic.
At the same time, we recognize that maintaining herd health and biosecurity are vital to the industry’s long-term security and sustainability. We therefore will continue to report on the latest news and information to help the pork industry meet this goal. As always, we welcome your comments and editorial suggestions.
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Highlights of a roundtable discussion
With few alternatives today for treating life-threatening bacterial infections in pigs and other animals, antibiotics remain essential tools for maintaining high levels of herd health and welfare. Veterinarians and producers must use them responsibly, however — not only to preserve their eﬃcacy in animals but also in humans. Antimicrobial-resistance monitoring is key for maintaining eﬃcacy of these valuable tools.