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ALTERNATIVE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN PORK PRODUCTION
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 115-121 in Swine Housings II Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Conference (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA), Publication Date 12 October 2003. 701P1303.(doi:10.13031/2013.15476)
Authors: T. J Fangman, and J. M Zulovich
Pork producers have relied on the production benefits of feed grade antibiotics since penicillin was first discovered in the late 40s (by Alexander Fleming) and the large scale manufacturing of antibiotics that began to take place in the 1950s. Certain antibiotic compounds fed appropriately to pigs continue to demonstrate an improved health status observed as improved rate of gain and better-feed utilization.