Comprehensive Framework for Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture

The Pew Charitable Trusts, in partnership with Farm Foundation, released a comprehensive framework to ensure that antibiotics are used judiciously throughout production to protect animal and public health.

Essential to antibiotic stewardship and animal well-being are appropriate veterinary oversight; minimizing the need for antibiotics through biosecurity, good husbandry practices and other disease prevention strategies; optimizing treatment efficacy through sound decision-making; and appropriate drug selection and use.

The concrete, actionable framework that will enable the full range of stakeholders to adopt and implement best practices as part of existing and future antibiotic stewardship programs.

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