TUCKER, GA – Antibiotic use in poultry production has been extremely effective in enhancing bird health. To help provide answers to how and why antibiotics are used in the poultry industry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has created a series of six short videos. The series is called Poultry Insight and provides information about antibiotic resistance, antibiotic residues, why and when antibiotics are used, who regulates antibiotic use, and what would happen if the poultry industry stopped using antibiotics.
“USPOULTRY and our members recognize consumers have questions about antibiotics. This series of videos is designed to provide a general overview about antibiotics and antibiotic use in the poultry industry, and we welcome any feedback from consumers who have additional questions,” remarked USPOULTRY president John Starkey.
The videos are a discussion with Dr. John Glisson, retired Head of the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia, and former Head of the Department of Avian Medicine and Associate Dean of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Glisson now serves as USPOULTRY’s Director of Research.
The videos can be viewed on USPOULTRY’s website, www.uspoultry.org. They can also be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.