Q & A for Antibiotics

Should poultry consumers be worried about antibiotic resistance? The report indicates that the likelihood in New Zealand of possible transfer of antibiotic resistance in meat,...

Industry Guidelines on the use of Antibiotics in Poultry

Antibiotics are only used by our members to treat sick birds or prevent the spread of infection and can only be used on prescription from a vet. Our members use a spectrum of...

The Use of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are substances that inhibit the growth of or kill bacteria and are used for preventing, treating and managing disease to ensure good health in humans and animals. More...

The Difference Between Growth Hormones & Anitbiotics?

Antibiotics do not mimic the effect of natural hormones, nor do they alter any metabolic process of the animal (like growth hormones do). They only work on bacteria, which can...

Why are Antibiotics & Growth Hormones often Confused?

When poultry are given antibiotics in the presence of disease causing organisms, they will grow faster because they are able to grow at their potential and make full use of...
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