A video series by the Beef Cattle Research Council discusses antimicrobial use and resistance as it relates to livestock production.
The three videos, released over the past month, address misconceptions about antimicrobial resistance, research and past studies and strategies feedlots use to prevent antimicrobial resistance. The third and final video also addresses some of the biggest misconceptions about the use of antimicrobials in beef cattle.
In part one of the series, Dr. Reynold Bergen explains antibiotics and antimicrobials and how resistance forms. He says major studies have looked at antimicrobial resistance and use in beef cattle in recent years and the beef industry is proactively addressing the issue.
Dr. Bergen says the beef industry uses antimicrobial drugs extremely prudently and that’s reflected in the fact that there are extremely low levels of resistance discovered in surveillance projects.
The video series was produced in partnership with RealAgriculture.com. Other topics to be discussed in the series include food safety, beef quality and animal welfare.
Watch part two of the series, discussing current antimicrobial resistance research and surveillance on beef cattle.
Watch part three of the series, for the four misconceptions consumers have about beef production and antimicrobial usage and tips for feedlot producers regarding antimicrobial use.