Summary: Technologies to Reduce the Reliance on Antibiotics

Clayton Johnson, DVM
Director of Health
Carthage Veterinary Service, Carthage, IL
Integrated Veterinary Network, LLC

Many consumers are telling animal agriculture to reduce antibiotic use. Producers, Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Genetics and Researchers all must respond to this demand with action. We have an opportunity to build consumer trust by demonstrating the ability to reduce reliance on antibiotics. Significant opportunities for reduction exist and is enabled through cross-functional teams implementing innovation into our existing production systems through detailed understanding of the complex interactions of genotype, pathogen and environment.