Animal husbandry - Reduction of antibiotic use in the pig sector

How to enhance animal health and welfare to reduce the need for antibiotics? What are the alternatives to antibiotics? How to change human habits, attitudes and behaviour in order to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.

Tasks:

  • Developing and exploring integrated strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics to protect health and welfare (more and more multi-resistant bacteria strains occur in both animals and humans).
  • Looking into alternative treatments (e.g. adapted housing systems, feeding, use of herbs).
  • Analysing the economic implications cost/benefit, competitiveness, risk).
  • Considering veterinary aspects.
  • Reviewing the impact of genetics and the chain from food processors to the consumer.
  • Exploring the scope for cross fertilisation to dairy/poultry practices.
  • Documenting good practices.

Results:


Other information

Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Armstrong, Derek
Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Ireland

Bennedsgaard, Torben W.

Scientist

Denmark

Boyle, Laura

Scientist

Ireland

Burch, David

Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

United Kingdom

Debski, Bogdan

Scientist

Poland

Dewulf, Jeroen
Scientist

Belgium

Garcia Manzanilla, Edgar
Scientist

Spain

Harlizius, Jürgen

Other

Germany

Hennig-Pauka, Isabel

Scientist

Austria

Higuera, Miguel Angel

Farm advisor

Spain

Kemper, Nicole

Scientist

Germany

Kluivers, Marion

Scientist

Netherlands

Lemoine, Thomas
Other

France

Nielsen, Annette Cleveland

Other

Denmark

Parmigiani, Giovanna

Farmer

Italy

Rubio Nistal, Pedro

Scientist

Spain

Schillinger, Dieter

Other

Germany

Wingstrand, Anne

Scientist

Denmark

Wregor, Rosanna
Other

Sweden

Facilitation team
Fablet, Christelle
Coordinating expert France
Gaetje, Emilie Task manager Germany

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