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- Diana, Alessia; Boyle, Laura A.; Leonard, Finola C.; Carroll, Ciaran; Sheehan, Eugene; Murphy, Declan; Manzanilla, Edgar G.
- BMC veterinary research 2019 v.15 no.1 pp. 67
- commercial farms, etc ; abscess; animal performance; antibiotic resistance; antibiotics; feed conversion; feed intake; infectious diseases; livestock and meat industry; medicated feeds; mortality; pleuropneumonia; slaughter; slaughterhouses; swine; weaning; weanlings; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND: Antibiotics (AB) are an important tool to tackle infectious disease in pig farms; however some research indicates that their frequent mis/over-use may contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance and the WHO has declared that this issue should be addressed. Little is known about the long term consequences of withdrawing prophylactic AB from pig feed; hence we aimed to assess ...