Poultry International - December 2017 - 12

YEARS

This is the twelfth article in
WATT Global Media's
100-year anniversary series.

Will no-antibiotics-ever
poultry improve human
health?

Many U.S. broiler producers have switched to noantibiotics-ever growing programs, but it is not certain
that this will reduce antibiotic resistance found in
pathogens in the poultry house. Terrence O'Keefe

The number of broiler, turkey and layer flocks raised in no-antibioticsever programs is rapidly increasing, but it is uncertain whether this
will reduce antimicrobial resistance in human medicine.
TERRENCE O'KEEFE
During the past five years, the number of
broilers raised in the U.S. in no-antibiotics-ever
programs has increased dramatically.
Grady Bishop, senior director, global market
access, Elanco, told the audience at the Delmarva
Poultry Industry Inc.'s National Meeting on
Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production,
Ocean City, Maryland, that the portion of U.S.
broilers produced as no-antibiotics-ever birds
has increased from just a few percent in 2012 to
nearly 40 percent in 2017.
This rapid shift in how U.S. broilers are
raised has come in response to purchase pledges
by major quick-service restaurant chains like

McDonald's and Chick-fil-A and as major poultry
integrators, Tyson and Perdue in particular, have
made antibiotic usage in their flocks part of their
retail brands' marketing claims. This seismic
shift in the marketplace, along with changes in
the Veterinary Feed Directive, are also impacting
how turkeys and table egg layers are being raised.

The antimicrobial resistance problem
Human and veterinary medicine are facing
a long-term challenge: Fewer new antibiotics
are being developed while at the same time the
incidence of pathogenic bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics is increasing.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - December 2017

Poultry International - December 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
African chicken production future bright but challenging
100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
Products
Marketplace
Ad Index
Poultry International - December 2017 - CT1
Poultry International - December 2017 - CT2
Poultry International - December 2017 - Poultry International - December 2017
Poultry International - December 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - December 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - December 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - December 2017 - 3
Poultry International - December 2017 - News
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5
Poultry International - December 2017 - African chicken production future bright but challenging
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 8
Poultry International - December 2017 - 9
Poultry International - December 2017 - 10
Poultry International - December 2017 - 11
Poultry International - December 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
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Poultry International - December 2017 - BB2
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 14
Poultry International - December 2017 - 15
Poultry International - December 2017 - How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
Poultry International - December 2017 - 17
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
Poultry International - December 2017 - 19
Poultry International - December 2017 - CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
Poultry International - December 2017 - 21
Poultry International - December 2017 - 22
Poultry International - December 2017 - 23
Poultry International - December 2017 - 3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 26
Poultry International - December 2017 - 27
Poultry International - December 2017 - How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Products
Poultry International - December 2017 - Marketplace
Poultry International - December 2017 - Ad Index
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