- Gut microflora, diet and increases in pathogens interact in swine digestion.
- Formulating diets is a key tool for maintaining gut health and preventing intestinal disease, especially when using less antibiotics.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations for on-farm antibiotic use in food-animal production took effect January 1, 2017. These efforts aim to
- Stop the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion in food-animal production.
- Medically important refers to antibiotics used in human or animal medicine, or antibiotics in the same family of those medications.
- Bring therapeutic use of antibiotics in feed and water – to treat, control, or prevent specific disease – under additional veterinary oversight.
University resources for animal health
Learn more about important animal diseases and recent emerging topics from the University of Minnesota Center for Animal Health and Food Safety.
Visit the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory site for information and instructions for submitting a sample for disease diagnosis.