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consumers become increasingly
aware, more scrutiny will be put
on producer and veterinarian
practices - what they're doing to
promote prudent use of antibiotics
to curb the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and even
requesting that animals are raised
antibiotic free."

Role diagnostics plays in
managing resistance
Diagnostics play a vital role
in managing antibiotic resistance
simply by identifying a specific
target. Many bacterial infections

Impact of resistance
In recent years, the broadspectrum approach to antibiotic
use has put pressure on the economics of animal production,
Guillet said. The result is stronger
regulation of first-line antibiotics usage to ensure their ability
to control infections or cure a
disease.
"The impact of antibiotic resistance for the producer is that
it limits the profitability of his or
her business," he said. "This is
one of the core issues of antibiotic
resistance - the lack of efficacy of
first-line treatment for sick animals
- because a healthy herd or flock
is one of the keys to profitability."
Through a complex process
called resistance transfer, antibiotic resistance can be passed from
bacteria to bacteria. If antibiotic
resistant bacteria infect a human,
it limits the number of treatment
options available when they are
ill. A basic infection could become deadly if the treatment is
not effective.
"As an industry, we have a
responsibility to consumers to use
antibiotics as judiciously as possible," Guillet noted.
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and viral diseases present similar
symptoms in animals. Since antibiotics aren't effective against
viral diseases, they offer no value
to the sick animal.   
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pig International - January/February 2017

Pig International - January/february 2017
Contents
Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
How to quantify health status in farm animals
6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pigs and Money
Industry Happenings
Products
Marketplace
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - Cover2
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Contents
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Pigs and Money
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Industry Happenings
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 7
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 8
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 9
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 11
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 12
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 13
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to quantify health status in farm animals
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 15
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 17
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 19
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 20
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 21
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 22
Pig International - January/February 2017 - VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 25
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 26
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 27
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 29
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 30
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 31
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 33
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 34
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Products
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Marketplace
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