From Merck Animal Health's BRD Report: From the Fence Post. As discussed in the previous post, antibiotic use doesn’t generally create resistance in individual bacteria, but we can amplify resistance in a population of bacteria by using antibiotics. While we’ll never be able to completely eliminate resistance, it’s still important to learn as much as we can about how it exists within our environment in order to slow it down.
The labels on medications intended for use in animal feeds include critical information on how medicated feeds can be formulated and fed, and manufacturers of medicated feeds must include that information on the feed labels.
Veterinary-client relationships have always been built on trust. Producers know their veterinarian has their best interests in mind, and wants them to be successful by having healthy animals. With the new Veterinary Feed Directive rules, that relationship is more important than ever.