The use of antibiotics in livestock production has been scrutinized in recent years as increasing antimicrobial resistance has become a modern-day global health crisis. While the causes of antibiotic resistance are complex and no one industry or sector is entirely responsible for the conditions we face, the growing crisis has resulted in increased interest by livestock producers in identifying management practices that can reduce the need for antibiotics and the presence of resistant organisms in animal production systems. This webinar is brought to you by the iAMResponsibleTM Project, a nationwide team of researchers and extension experts working to develop and deliver effective outreach on antimicrobial resistance for diverse audiences. In this webinar, we’ll be joined by representatives from multiple sectors of the livestock production industry to learn how each sector is approaching the complex problem of antibiotic resistance with management strategies to improve antimicrobial stewardship in live animal production and across the food production system.
An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will be submitted.
- Heather Fowler, National Pork Board
- Emmanuel Okello, University of California-Davis
- Harley Grenier, Mountaire Farms
- Jonathan Moyle, University of Maryland
Handouts (PDF format) will be available the day of the webinar at the live webinar information page. Find out more about this webinar and future webinars by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Community (LPELC).