Economic Consequences of New Federal and State Regulations to Limit Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Tina L. Saitone

from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2017

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges facing the world today. In response, regulations have been put in place to limit the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals for growth promotion and to increase feed efficiency. These changes are likely to reduce productivity and have market-level impacts on output and prices.

Keywords

Antibiotic resistance, food-producing animals, antimicrobial drugs, California SB 27, federal VFD rule

Citation

Tina L. Saitone. "Economic Consequences of New Federal and State Regulations to Limit Antibiotic Use in Livestock." ARE Update 21(1)(2017):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2017/21/1/economic-consequences-of-new-federal-and-state-reg/